Rahul Prasad ’87 PhD

Rahul Prasad

Rahul Prasad is a true university ambassador and a key figure in enriching the Yale experience for all alumni. He has served in a variety of leadership positions, including as chair of the Yale Alumni Association (YAA) and the Graduate School Alumni Association (GSAA), and as president of the Yale Club of San Francisco. Through his understated, inspired leadership, Prasad forged closer ties between the YAA and GSAA, enriching both parties and breaking down barriers between undergraduate and graduate/professional school alumni. His achievements include the launch of the signature GSAA program Where Do I Go from Yale?, increasing the involvement of graduate and professional school alumni on the YAA Board of Governors, and student outreach—recruiting students to be part of alumni activities and sponsoring students for Yale Club of San Francisco summer programs.

His steady hand and collaborative style proved the perfect arrangement for seeing the YAA through a change in leadership, and his passion for Yale unlocked a sense of possibility that helped the YAA thrive during his time on the board. A lifelong learner with an ever-curious mind, Prasad guided the launch of the YAA’s Careers, Life, and Yale program, and he has been active as well with Yale Educational Travel. Most recently, he has proven an invaluable member of the YAA executive director’s working group on diversity, equity, and inclusion—further cementing his status as a renaissance man of many talents, with a gift for bringing out the best in those around him.