Dr. G. Sreedhar, Professor of Rural Development and Rector of the University, has a rare blend of teaching, research, educational administration and consulting experience of over 35 years. He contributed to university administration by holding different administrative positions in the university such as the Registrar, Dean of Social Sciences, Director of Centre for Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Director of Internal Quality Assurance Cell and Head of the Department, besides serving as the member of several committees. He has published 4 books and 24 articles in reputed journals. He guided 12 Ph.D.s and 5 M.Phil.s in various spheres of Rural Development and Social Work. He got the State Award for Teachers from the Government of Andhra Pradesh in 2014.
He completed projects involving project design, baseline surveys, monitoring and evaluation, and impact assessment for ILO, GTZ, FHI, CARE-India, GoI, NABARD, SERP, CSD, ISEC and GoAP. He is an accomplished trainer having provided training to NGO functionaries on self-help promotion. He organised extension and outreach activities for the benefit of local communities by conducting socio-economic surveys, preparing micro plans and liaising with the government departments. He participated in community service, particularly in providing relief operations in times of severe drought and organised health camps in villages across Anantapur district in collaboration with government and non-governmental agencies from time to time. He started a non-profit registered society called Aditi Foundation for helping the brilliance among the poor by providing scholarships to meritorious students, besides promoting better health for the needy