The Office of Project Management and Strategic Consulting supports Tulane’s administrative units by providing consultation and expertise for major initiatives and change efforts.
Jai Shankar joined Tulane in May 2019 as the Assistant Vice President of Project Management and Strategic Consulting. A newly created department, this office supports and explores many of the initiatives charged by the Office of the COO.
Jai spent much of his career in Higher Education leading strategic, operational and technology transformations, with experience in the fields of Finance, Human Resources, Facilities, Student Accounts, Grants Management, Financial Aid and Enrollment Management. Prior to joining Tulane, Jai was with the Middlebury College for 15 years where he took on various responsibilities. He was a member of the due diligence team that resulted in a merger with the Monterey Institute (now called Middlebury Institute) in CA. After the merger, Jai spent six years at the Middlebury Institute where he oversaw Finance, Budget and Planning, HR, Facilities and Business Services.
Jai is a graduate of Ramapo College of New Jersey with a degree in Economics, and a graduate of Teachers College, Columbia University with a Master’s in Organizational Leadership.