Vishal Shukla

Vishal Shukla ’89

Senior Business Strategy Analyst, Microsoft

My parents immigrated to the US in the early 60’s so that their then unborn children could have the opportunity for a better life. They knew that opportunity began with education. That led me to Syracuse University, and I will always be grateful for that.

I received my BS in electrical engineering from Syracuse in 1989. Since then, I have gone on to complete four master’s degrees (computer science, MBA, organizational psychology, and organizational leadership) and have spent most of my career in the software industry. My focus is on helping customers improve their business through the use of technology. I enjoy giving back to my community and supporting my alma mater as much as I can.

In addition to my role on the DLC, I am a member of the Syracuse University Los Angeles Regional Council, I participate in admitted student events and support ECS by judging Launchpad events, conducting mock interviews, and providing mentorship to current and new ESC students.

I am also very proud to have established a scholarship in my parent’s name for ECS students. It is my hope that this scholarship will enable students to complete their studies and then go out and do something great in their community.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, studying history and leaders, and collecting old comic books. I have a collection of over 7,000 books dating back over 60 years. I also study and teach karate, which I began during my senior year at SU as a gym class.

Remember, Orange isn’t just our color. It’s our promise to leave the world better than we found it.

Favorite SU Memory:

Beating Georgetown in the Dome surrounded by my friends.