MUM Graduation June 2018

Maharishi University of Management 2018 Commencement Ceremony was held June 23. Scott Gould, former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Administration and current CEO of Mountain Lake associates, LLC, encouraged MUM graduates to volunteer for public service. Nearly 500 students received diplomas, including 62 undergraduates and 434 graduate students. Of these, 387 received a master’s degree in computer science. Six students received a PhD. The graduating students are from 49 different countries, including 99 from the U.S., 92 from Nepal, 56 from Ethiopia, 42 from Bangladesh, 37 from China, and 25 from India.

Dr. Gould is a prime example of public service. In addition to being a teacher of the Transcendental Meditation technique, he is a 26-year veteran of the Navy Reserves and has held top positions in the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Treasury. “I’m eager to encourage graduates to consider a career that serves people, whether serving in the military, working in federal, state, or local government, or working with a nonprofit,” said Dr. Gould, a Cornell graduate who holds an MBA and an EdD from the University of Rochester.

He also has a background in the medical industry, having been executive vice president of Medical Affairs at CareFirst, Inc., BlueCross BlueShield. His current focus is a startup, Mountain Lake Associates, a medical services firm that helps government providers such as the Veterans Administration offer better care by designing standardized programs that are easier for patients to use who have complicated or delicate conditions.

Dr. Gould’s public service also includes being a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and a fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

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Photos by Werner Elmker

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Photos by Ken West

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