Assistant Dean for Development & Alumni Relations Kevin Holland announced last week that Dean’s Advisory Board member Dr. Sudha Chinta has agreed to serve in the highly visible role of campaign chair for the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM). As such, she joins the leadership of The Campaign for Boston University: Choose to be Great, the University’s first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign launched in September 2012.
In this capacity, Dr. Chinta becomes GSDM’s representative on the University Campaign Steering Committee, along with continuing to serve on the GSDM Dean’s Advisory Board and the School’s 50th Anniversary Committee. She will represent the University and School at important BU functions and events and will work to increase the involvement of GSDM alumni, particularly those on the West Coast where she is based. Dr. Chinta will also work to connect GSDM’s international alumni more closely to the Campaign.
Dr. Chinta has been a generous supporter to GSDM since her graduation. She and her family have recently committed to supporting the campaign with a remarkable leadership gift. “I am so thrilled that Sudha will play such a significant role in the campaign. She is a terrific individual, and her family’s deep philanthropic commitment to our efforts will hopefully serve as an inspiration to even our youngest classes. This is a time for everyone from GSDM to dream big!” noted Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter.
Dr. Chinta and her husband are the parents of a daughter and a son. Their daughter is enrolled in the seven-year MED program at BU, and their son is a future BU Terrier (Class of 2020). “This is a remarkable moment in the history of the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine,” Dr. Chinta said. “As a Dean’s Advisory Board member, I was excited to be part of the applied strategic planning process for the GSDM. That yearlong process led to 10 goals, including facility space plans for future growth and profound curriculum changes, which the School’s campaign will support. I know that my fellow alumni will be active partners with Dean Hutter and the entire School as we position GSDM for the next 50 years.”
Dr. Chinta received her BDS in 1992 from the University of Bangalore, Bangalore, India, her DDS from the University of the Pacific Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry in 1996, and her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Endodontics from GSDM in 2009.
She maintains a private practice at Danville Endodontics in Danville, CA and teaches part-time in the Division of Endodontics, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. She previously maintained a private practice performing all aspects of dentistry. She is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association, and the California Dental Association.