• Named president of the University of Louisville on April 3, 2018
  • 18th president of UofL
  • First woman to be president of UofL
  • First person of color to be president of UofL
  • Previously provost and executive vice chancellor, University of Kansas
  • Ph.D University of Kansas; MBA, BA  Andhra University (India)
  • Quote: “The University of Louisville has a mission to deliver high-quality higher education. I am excited to lead our team of students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members as we honor that mission and invest in our future.”
  • Twitter: @UofLPresNeeli
  • Residence: Amelia Place
  • Spouse: Venkat Bendapudi


President Bendapudi in the News


President Neeli Bendapudi named a ‘Most Admired CEO’ in Louisville

University of Louisville President Bendapudi is among the 25 local leaders named to Louisville Business First’s annual list of “Most Admired CEOs,” announced today...


President Bendapudi honored by Business First as a 2020 ‘Enterprising Woman’

UofL President Neeli Bendapudi is among 22 local women have been recognized by Louisville Business First as part of the publication’s annual Enterprising Women program...


Jewish Family and Career Services names President Bendapudi a 2020 MOSAIC Award winner

UofL President Neeli Bendapudi has been named a 2020 MOSAIC Award winner by Louisville’s Jewish Family and Career Services. The awards go to new or first-generation immigrants...


Bendapudi, UofL alums tapped as ‘influential Kentuckians to watch in 2020’

By now, the confetti should be cleared and our collective workflow rhythms should be back in full cadence. To keep our New Year-induced optimism strong...