Scholarship honoring Radhakrishnan Gopalan now endowed, to be awarded annually

  • May 18, 2023
  • By Anjan Thakor
  • 1 minute read

As many of you know, Radhakrishnan Gopalan tragically lost his battle with cancer on December 6, 2022. Radha was an exceptional scholar, teacher, colleague, mentor, friend and father. While Olin may have lost Radha’s presence in our halls, we now have an opportunity to commemorate his legacy forever.

You may recall that I previously announced a scholarship in Radha’s name, and I was thrilled to see the support it received. Now, I am honored to announce that WashU Olin Business School will create an endowed scholarship in Radha’s memory.

Establishing the Radhakrishnan Gopalan Endowed Scholarship will ensure Radha’s impact on WashU Olin students continues for years to come. The scholarship will be a part of Washington University’s endowment. That means it will exist in perpetuity and will be awarded to a deserving Olin student every year. 

We invite you to support this meaningful and lasting tribute to Radha by making a one-time gift or multi-year pledge toward the Radhakrishnan Gopalan Endowed Scholarship.

I am grateful for this expression of Radha’s profound impact on our community. Thank you for joining me in this ongoing effort to honor our beloved friend and colleague.

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Anjan Thakor

Anjan Thakor

Anjan Thakor, the John E. Simon Professor of Finance, assumed the position of interim dean of WashU Olin Business School on July 1, 2022. He is also the director of Doctoral Programs and the Wells Fargo Advisors Center for Finance and Accounting Research. He joined WashU Olin in 2003 and since that time has served many roles and contributed greatly to the field of finance. His research and teaching interests include corporate finance, financial intermediation and the economics of asymmetric information.

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