Rakesh Dahiya was named treasurer and chief investment officer at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, effective Sept. 12, said university spokesman Kent Best in an e-mail.
Mr. Dahiya replaces Michael A. Condon, who resigned from the university in March and joined Fund Evaluation Group as senior vice president and outsourced chief investment officer in August. Christine Regis, the university's chief business and financial officer, has been filling in as interim treasurer/CIO.
Mr. Dahiya will oversee SMU's $1.5 billion endowment, mineral interests and planned giving assets and report to R. Gerald Turner, university president.
Previously, Mr. Dahiya was director of marketable strategies at the University of Florida Investment Corp., Gainesville, which manages more than $2.7 billion total for the University of Florida Foundation, University of Florida Research Foundation, University of Florida Athletic Association, and Shands Teaching Hospital and Clinics at the University of Florida. University of Florida spokesman Steve Orlando said a replacement has not been named yet.
Executive search firm Higdon Partners assisted with SMU's search for treasurer and CIO.