Board Members

Yashwant Pathak

Yashwant Pathak
Board Member

Yashwant Pathak serves as the President of Hindu University of America. He is Associate Dean and Professor at University of South Florida (USF). He is actively involved in various socio-cultural organizations.

Raj Shah

Raj Shah
Board Member

A software engineer by profession, Indian culture enthusiast, ardent promoter of Hinduism, and a cancer survivor, Raj Shah is a very positive and forward thinking person. Living in the United States since 1969, he considers the US as his Karmabhoomi, but does not forget his Mathrubhumi India even for a minute.

Promoting the rich culture and heritage of India has been his motto ever since he arrived in the US. Keeping those principles in mind he co-founded an organization – the VIP (Volunteers of India’s Progress) Club in Clifton, New Jersey, in 1972. Since then, he has been instrumental in promoting several community organizations.

Since retiring from his computer business, Advanced Microcomputer Systems Inc., Raj works full-time as Managing Editor of Desh-Videsh Magazine, which he founded in 1993 with his wife Aruna Shah. Besides serving as a Chairman of Board of Directors, Hindu University of America, South Florida Center, he is very active in several local and national non-profit organizations.

Raj agrees with an Arnold Palmer, Golf Champion when he said, “If the mark of happiness is loving what you do, and doing what you love, then I am the happiest man who ever lived.”

Granddad (Dada) of four lovely grandchildren, Raj is a family man and strongly believes in the old Hindu concept of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – “The whole world is one family.”

Shekhar Patel

Shekhar Patel
Secretary

Shekhar Patel serves as Vice President of Strategy and Development at Hindu University of America In addition, He is as the President of the International Center of Cultural Studies USA (ICCS). Shekhar has a Doctorate in Biosystems Engineering from Oklahoma State University.