Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Dr. Kumara Jayasuriya






Dr. Kumara Jayasuriya

Dr. Jayasuriya is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.  He is a Professor of Mathematics. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and joined PNC in 2011.

Major responsibilities:

  • Director of Graduate Studies including liaison with the Purdue University Graduate School
  • Academic space
  • Student academic issues at the university level     
  • Participate in implementation of the strategic plan and ongoing planning and institutional effectiveness efforts.
  • Support discovery by assisting faculty with external funding and promoting faculty-student research
  • Represent PNC and the VCAA
  • Work with external organizations

Leadership for:

  • Student success and degree completion initiatives
  • Joint projects with Enrollment Management and Student Services such as the enrollment management plan and implementation of degree audit and other academic software
  • Faculty mentoring of students (advising)
  • Budget and resource strategy and issues
  • Human resources management: searches, issues, and best practices
  • Professional development in Academic Affairs
Reporting to the AVCAA are the Director of Career Development, Service Learning Coordinator, Graduate Coordinator, and the administrative assistant who supports Institutional Research, Learning and Technology, and institutional accreditation.