Distinguished Alumni Award: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Radha C. Sekar, MBA ’96, BA ’84.

Radha C. Sekar, MBA ’86, BA ’84 

As chief executive officer of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), Sekar oversees the successful delivery of multi-billion-dollar telecommunication programs that close the digital divide for underserved and rural U.S. populations. She has more than 25 years of experience in public and private sector business management, consulting, systems implementation, strategic planning, change management and leadership development. In addition to her role at USAC, she has served the public sector in federal government positions, including chief financial officer of the Farm Service Agency at the USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation, chief financial officer and executive associate director for management and administration for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), director of Department of Defense’s business integration and audit readiness unit, and director of financial management and transformation at the Department of Defense. Her private sector experiences include leadership positions in Fortune 100 information technology corporations and Big Four consulting firms.