Alliant School of Management Professor Dr. Rachna Kumar Appointed to the Board of Directors of the World Trade Center

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School of Management Dean Dr. Lee White and Professor Dr. Rachna Kumar and the San
Diego World Trade Center Annual Breakfast Dec. 2012 SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Dec. 14, 2012 -- Alliant School of Management is honored to announce the appointment of Dr. Rachna Kumar, MBA program director, to the Board of Directors of World Trade Center San Diego.

Dr. Kumar is the MBA program director and professor of information systems and technology in the School of Management at Alliant International University in San Diego. She teaches courses in  electronic commerce, data mining and business intelligence and specializes in transfer of information systems skills in bi-national contexts, computer mediated technology and remote work environments, drivers of innovation in organizations and online education. She has published more than 50 articles in these areas in reputed journals and at conferences. She has consulted for several firms in the U.S., Mexico, Turkey and India, and is an active member of the academic community as journal reviewer, as member of advisory panels, and as member of editorial boards. Dr. Kumar has a Ph.D. in information systems from Stern School of Business at New York University, New York.

 “I am honored to be appointed to the board of directors of the World Trade Center San Diego (WTC) and continue supporting its great mission in this new capacity. WTC is a key organization for furthering regional and global trade expansion in San Diego and I am happy to be part of that” said Dr. Kumar.

The WTC Board of Directors consists of leaders in international trade serving a two year term. The new board was announced by the CEO and President Steven W. Weathers at the World Trade Center’s Annual Breakfast event at the University Club on Friday, December 14, 2012, attended by San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.

About Alliant International University
Alliant International University is a WASC accredited private, non-profit university that emphasizes the practical application of theory and research to prepare students for professional careers in psychology, education, business, forensics and law. The university is comprised of five professional schools whose combined institutional history dates back more than 100 years. Headquartered in San Diego and San Francisco, Alliant has additional campuses in Los Angeles, Irvine, Fresno, Sacramento, and Mexico City with accredited programs in Hong Kong and Tokyo. For more information about Alliant International University, visit www.alliant.edu.

About  World Trade Center San Diego
WORLD TRADE CENTER San Diego provides comprehensive international trade services and key global contacts to facilitate and expand trade for regional worldwide clients. Leveraging its global network of World Trade Centers and affiliate partners, WORLD TRADE CENTER San Diego is the proven forum for international information, communications and connections. World Trade Center San Diego positions San Diego regional businesses for global market success through advocacy, connections, communication and education.

Contact: Heli Frazier
(858) 635-4697, hfrazier@alliant.edu