The Next President of the University of Louisville Will Be Neeli Bendapudi

The board of trustees of the University of Louisville in Kentucky has named Neeli Bendapudi as its 18th president. Dr. Bendapudi will begin her new job on May 15.

The University of Louisville is a state-operated educational institution that enrolls nearly 16,000 undergraduate students and more than 5,700 graduate students. Women make up 51 percent of the undergraduate student body.

For the past two years, Dr. Bendapudi has been executive vice chancellor and provost at the flagship campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Earlier, Dr. Bendapudi was the dean and H.D. Price Professor of Business at the University of Kansas School of Business. She has held that post from 2011 to 2016. From 1996 to 2011, Dr. Bendapudi served on the faculty at Ohio State University and was promoted to full professor of marketing in 2008. Earlier in her career, Professor Bendapudi taught marketing at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Bendapudi holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Andhra University in India. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of Kansas.

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