Neeli Bendapudi


Neeli Bendapudi is President of the University of Louisville. Her vision is to ensure that the University of Louisville is a great place to learn, a great place to work, and a great place to invest, because it celebrates diversity, fosters equity, and strives to achieve inclusion. She received her Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Kansas and most recently served as Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor at the University of Kansas, where she had previously been Dean and H.D. Price Professor of Business.

Her research has been published in top tier journals including the Journal of Academic Medicine, Harvard Business Review, and Journal of Marketing, and featured by media outlets including the New York Times, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, WebMD and Fox News Network. She has experience on public and private boards and served as EVP and Chief Customer Officer of Huntington National Bank.