Raghu Chagarlamudi

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Raghu Chagarlamudi

For 22 years, Raghu has helped public, private and international higher education institutions transform student and administrative systems into market-leading cloud solutions. He specializes in assessing, optimizing, integrating and elevating student, finance and human capital management (HCM) platforms and in mobilizing change.

About Raghu

To me transformation means evolving the way an organization conducts their operations to meet the needs of their students, faculty and staff and their needs. It can be radical or incremental, depending on how an organization needs to redefine itself among its stakeholders and constituents.

Raghu has spent more than two decades in the higher education sector, helping his clients innovate and transform their enterprise systems, technology platforms and operations to secure a competitive advantage and advance their mission. He specializes in delivering innovative Workday student solutions and assists institutional leaders in analyzing and evolving operational strategies, in bringing to life new systems and solutions, and in building the foundation for continued growth and optimization.

Throughout his career, Raghu has helped higher education leaders mobilize foundational strategies, systems, policies and processes to elevate the student experience and increase operational efficiency. As a tactical leader with technical system expertise and program management experience, he has helped many clients in their journey to the cloud, specializing in Workday systems. By driving adoption and innovative change management strategies, Raghu has helped many clients elevate their ability to navigate disruption, enhance performance, evolve systems, elevate student experiences and improve operational efficiency.

Before joining Huron, Raghu served as a director at Hitachi Consulting. With Io Consulting, he helped universities and complex university systems transform their student platforms. He also served on PeopleSoft's education and government team as a consultant specializing in campus solutions, human capital management (HCM) and finance.

Raghu holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce, concentrating in management information systems, from the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada. He is a certified Workday partner and a certified leader in the Workday student deployment approach. Over the years, he has frequently served as an expert on technology and strategy forums, including annual conferences for EDUCAUSE.

Areas of Expertise

  • Student Information Systems


  • Education & Research

Education & Certifications

  • BCom., University of Ottawa


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