Board of Trustees member Deep C. Gupta - click on image for high resolution download (easy login required)
Feb. 17, 2010
HARRISBURG – Deep C. Gupta, long-time advocate for higher education, recently joined HACC’s board of trustees.
Gupta has contributed his time and talent to HACC since 1970, the same year he moved to Harrisburg from India. He serves on HACC’s multicultural advisory committee and his initiative was instrumental in developing multicultural events and celebrations including HACC’s annual GlobalFest on the Harrisburg Campus. He also brings his conviction for accessible education and expertise in workforce development to the board of trustees.
Gupta retired last June after an accomplished 38-year career with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, his last position was director of the Center for Workforce Information and Analysis.
During his career Gupta served as a member of the National Workforce Information Council and other councils of the U.S. Department of Labor (BLS). Attorney General Tom Corbett appointed him to the Asian American and Pacific advisory committee. He is also a member of Holy Spirit Hospital's Community Affairs Committee. He orchestrated an annual nonviolence event for area high school students and founded the Gandhi-King Peace Coalition. He is vice president of the Tri County Youth Alliance (America’s Promise). At the time of his retirement he received commendations from the Governor, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Pennsylvania Senate, U.S. Department of Labor, the Office of Attorney General and Dauphin County Commissioners, recognizing his exemplary service.
Gupta is a key advocate in raising funds for victims of the earthquake in Haiti, earthquake in India, the tsunami in southeast Asia, Hurricane Katrina, 9/11 and locally for Bethesda Mission, Red Cross and the Tri-County Association for the Blind.
Devoted to his community, Gupta is active in the Asian Indian community where he helped establish the India Association of Harrisburg, founded the Hindu American Religious Institute, serving as chairman, president and trustee. He established a secular organization, the Asian Indian Americans of Central Pennsylvania and has served as president, vice president and treasurer and remains a member of its board.
Gupta has a master’s degrees in social work and in business and economics and a bachelor’s degree in business and accounting from Agra and Lucknow Universities in India.
Gupta, his wife of 38 years,a son and a daughter live in Hampden Township.
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