Meet Priyal Shah, UWM’s Regional Manager for South Asia

Indian woman representing UWM at education fair.

Priyal Shah is UWM’s Regional Manager, covering a territory of India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. More than 250 students from Priyal’s region were enrolled at UWM during the Fall 2019 semester.

Priyal has been in her role since September 2018, and is involved in a number of activities to support UWM’s efforts to become an even more globally diverse university.

She works with UWM’s international recruitment partners and is a resource for students during the application process. She can be reached on WhatsApp at: +91-7043555570, via email at, or by phone at: +91-7043555570.

Here’s a little more information to help you get to know Priyal:

How did you become interested in your job?

I’ve actually been involved in the education sector for six to seven years and marketing and sales have been my focus. My job has given me the opportunity to strategize and explore my skills. I love traveling and meeting people, and this job is all about that. 

What did you study at your university in India? What were your favorite classes?

I studied commerce at one of the top five commerce colleges in Ahmedabad. My favorite subjects were marketing, business management and statistics. 

What do you like best about UWM and the City of Milwaukee? 

I just love UWM, the UWM team and Milwaukee They are very skilled in marketing, planning and overall relationship building. 

The most attractive feature is Lake Michigan. I was in awe of the beauty of the lake. I also adore the architecture, the art galleries and the museums. 

What do you like the most about your job and working in higher education?

What I like most about my job is traveling, because it allows me to explore different cities and different countries. Trying new food and meeting new people is also a very nice thing. 

What are some common questions that you get from students you are meeting with? 

Students want to know about campus, location, ranking and job placement opportunities. They also want to know more about the programs, the requirements and how to apply to UWM. 

Tell us a little about yourself

I am a fun, happy-go-lucky person. I love humor, music and dance. I enjoy celebrating all the festivals. 

I’m a very family oriented person. I’m part of a big family and family functions are a big part of my life.

 I’m also a bit of a shopaholic, so shopping for me is a bit like meditation.