Meet the new President of University of Kent in America

Alex Gharagozlow, Rutherford ’88, fell in love with the University of Kent the moment he stepped on campus. He was captivated by the international culture and warmth of the University community.

After receiving his Bachelor of Science (BSc) with honours, Chemistry with Management Science he has pursued a career in life sciences with start-ups and multinational organizations including Danaher and Amgen. Alex is an expert at helping organizations develop and implement complex performance improvement transformations. In commercial and operational roles in Europe, US and Asia he has pivoted between line responsibility and internal consulting. He holds a dual MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management, and National University of Singapore.

Alex has long maintained connection with the University, faculty and alumni. He has served on the UKA board since 2016 and in collaboration with the UKA board has helped develop its 2021-2023 strategic plan. “It has been enormously rewarding to give back to an institution that was so instrumental in my development and one that continues to be a beacon in advancing thought leadership in global issues.

At a time of unprecedented transformation in higher education, the UKA board is working closely with regional chapter chairs and the Kent alumni organization to further strengthen the special relationship between the University of Kent and its thriving alumni community in the US.

The University of Kent in America Inc (UKA) was established to connect its U.S based alumni to the University of Kent. It’s also a US registered charity (501(c)(3)) which raises funds for exciting student-focused initiatives.

The UKA aims to reach as many of our alumni and friends across the States as possible, to connect them with professional networks, and to foster involvement with the diverse range of events and activities the University arranges for alumni.

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