Ravi Venkateswaran ‘69

Board of Trustee Member

Appointed 2014

Affiliation: Alumni
Occupation: Retired
Background: Worked as a geologist and in management in the oil and gas industry in the US, India and West Africa
Degrees: B.A. Geology, Columbia University; M.S. Geology, Wayne State University; M.B.A., Oklahoma City University

What inspired you to join the CRMS Board of Trustees? The 2 years that I spent at CRMS as a student was truly impactful and transformative. My lifelong interest in geology got started due to my first class in geology with Jack Snobble, visiting outcrops, coal mines, caves, and an ancient volcano all nearby on Friday field trips. The support and mentorship that I received from the faculty helped me to develop confidence in facing life’s challenges. Who can forget the wonderful memories from fall and spring trips or picking rocks in the field behind the barn?

It was a wonderful opportunity when I was asked to join the board. This has given me an opportunity to give a bit back to the school which has given me so much.  

What do you value most about CRMS? CRMS continues to offer a wonderful program to its students which helps them prepare to meet challenges in an increasingly complex world. The foundation established by the Holdens advocating strong academics in conjunction with a work ethic and celebrating the outdoors in the Roaring Fork Valley is as relevant today as it was then. I am pleased to be helping to ensure that CRMS will continue to be vibrant in the years to come. This view is shared by Jeff Leahy as well as a wonderful board of trustees. It is a privilege to be a part of and work with the board and the trustees.