|By Business Wire||
|June 11, 2014 03:09 PM EDT||
Octo Consulting Group, a provider of innovative technology and management consulting services, announced today that its President & CEO Mehul Sanghani was among the recent appointments to The Board of Visitors of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). Governor Terry McAuliffe announced appointments to all of the Boards of Visitors for Virginia’s Colleges and Universities on June 2, 2014.
In his announcement, Governor McAuliffe expressed hope that his appointees will use their positions to help manage Virginia’s colleges and universities prudently and embrace innovation in order to prepare every Virginia student to compete in a 21st century economy. Board appointees serve a term of four years and may be reappointed for a successive four years.
Mr. Sanghani achieved three separate bachelor’s degrees in five years from Virginia Tech and is also a native of the town of Blacksburg, Virginia, where the university is located.
The appointment is a dream fulfilled for Mr. Sanghani, who credits much of his success to his upbringing in Blacksburg and education from Virginia Tech.
“I am honored and elated to have been appointed by Governor McAuliffe to serve on the University’s Board of Visitors,” said Mr. Sanghani. “As someone who hails from the town of Blacksburg, whose parents owned a small business heavily dependent on the university, and who grew up within a community of families who either worked for or relied on the university, I have a very unique appreciation of the impact of Virginia Tech on the local, commonwealth and national level. As a proud Virginia Tech alumnus, I’m grateful for the appointment and the unique opportunity to serve and advance my alma mater and the community that represents home to me in every way.”
Also named to the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors are: Wayne H. Robinson of New Millennium Christian Center, Inc.; Horacio A. Valeiras, Managing Principal of HAV Capital LLC; and Michael J. Quillen, Ret. Chairman of Alpha Natural Resources.
About Octo Consulting Group
Founded in 2006 as a fresh alternative to the traditional consulting firm, Octo Consulting Group is a leading provider of technology solutions and management consulting services to the federal government. Octo specializes in providing bleeding-edge agile software development, data visualization, digital user experience, and cost saving management consulting services for a broad base of Federal customers. Octo empowers its consultants to deliver the results IT leaders in government and business need to improve performance and accomplish their missions. By emphasizing efficiency and agility, Octo is able to deliver intelligent technology solutions and business results faster, with lower costs and measurable outcomes.