Cal State San Bernardino’s May 12 university-community gala tribute to Albert Karnig’s 15 years of service as president of the university is being sponsored at the title level by Riverside-based Surado CRM, whose chairman and CEO, Sundip Doshi, is a 1990 alumnus of CSUSB. Proceeds from the event, which will be held at 6 p.m. in the Coussoulis Arena on campus, will go toward student scholarships.
“I have tremendous respect for Dr. Karnig – his leadership and the outreach he has done for the school in the community – I wanted to show Surado’s appreciation,” said Doshi. Moreover, because funds raised are being put towards scholarships, the sponsorship meets the firm’s objective of supporting students. “The core focus of Surado’s relationship with CSUSB goes back to the students.”
A computer science graduate, Doshi founded Surado Solutions, Inc., in 1995. The firm, which was branded Surado CRM in 2002, specializes in customer relationship management software for many business sectors, including manufacturing, technology, communication, banking and finance, healthcare, education, homeland security and small business. Surado CRM recently expanded its business model to deliver to non-English-speaking countries, including Turkey, Latin America and Eastern Europe. The firm just signed a $100 million agreement to distribute Surado CRM Online in Europe and the Middle East.
Doshi, who serves on the university’s Philanthropic Foundation Board of Directors, has remained involved with CSUSB students since he graduated. Most recently he attended a winter final exam for computer science software engineering students showcasing development of computer programming, including animation, gaming and virtual tours. Surado CRM was among several local technology companies looking to recruit new employees. Currently more than a dozen of Surado’s staff members are CSUSB graduates.
“Sundip is a remarkable example of the self-determination and achievement of our graduates,” said Karnig. “He came to Cal State as an international student and truly embodies the American Dream, having founded his company and become an enormously successful businessman.”
A native of Malaysia, Doshi treasures his CSUSB education and the acculturation experiences he gathered through association with Americans and other international students. His appreciation for the value of a CSUSB education has increased over the years as he has served as a faculty member for courses on entrepreneurship, served as a judge in the fast-pitch competition for the university’s Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship, and sponsored a distinguished lecture series that included an appearance by Randal Pinkett from “Celebrity Apprentice.”
“The professors work very hard (to expand) beyond the normal opportunities in the classroom,” including tours of local businesses and interactions with CEOs, he said. “I am very impressed with the exposure that students have with real-life experiences that give them a grounded education.”
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More information about the CSUSB’s Retirement Gala for Albert and Marilyn Karnig is available from Toni Callicott at (909) 537-3012.
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