President's Reports

2022 April - May President's Report
The University of Louisville celebrates the conclusion of another successful academic year with the May 2022 Commencement exercises. Connections to the community remain strong as seen with the inaugural Black Business Summit and UofL Health's expansion of family medicine services in south Louisville. Research and innovation see new horizons with the Launchit entrepreneurial bootcamp and the announcement of the Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute-New Vision of Health Campus.
2022 February - March President's Report
The University of Louisville kicks off 2022 with a return to in-person instruction thanks to our high COVID-19 vaccination rates and ongoing safety protocols. Our men's and women's basketball programs embrace strong leadership, and UofL Health prepares for a significant expansion. Diversity, equity and inclusion remain mission-critical, and researchers turn up interesting findings about what happens at the end of life.
2021 President's Report November-December
The University of Louisville welcomes its new interim president, Dr. Lori Stewart Gonzalez. The 2019-2022 Strategic Plan moves onward with the new Center for Engaged Learning, and the power of ideas are celebrated with the 2022 Grawemeyer Award winners. The ongoing success of UofL Health is also among our exciting highlights.
2021 President's Report September - October
Despite facing several challenges, there has been much progress for the UofL community this fall, including a record-breaking $201.5 million secured for research funding and the University of Louisville and UofL Health-Jewish Hospital surgical team’s success with the first-in-the-world implementation of a total artificial heart device in a female patient.
2021 Presidents Report July-August
After a challenging year, the return to UofL’s campus kicks off with the christening of the new Belknap Residence Hall and over 90 Welcome Week events for incoming first- and second-year students.
2021 President's Report May-June
Historic outdoor commencement ceremonies at Cardinal Stadium and a UofL junior chosen as Kentucky's only 2021 Truman Scholar are just a few of our exciting highlights.
2021 Presidents Report Feb-Mar
The spring semester marks the one-year anniversary of the start of the pandemic, the formation of UofL Health and the tragic loss of Breonna Taylor. [PDF]
2021 Presidents Report Dec-Jan
A look back at an unprecedented year and reflections from our graduates.
2020 Presidents Report Oct-Nov
A fall semester like no other. UofL has leaned into its new normal and continues to lead in the face of the pandemic and nation's anti-racism movement.
2020 May June President's Report
UofL is leading the way in adapting quickly and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. President Neeli Bendapudi addresses recent events of racial injustice and emphasizes UofL’s commitment to the Cardinal Principle of Diversity and Inclusion. [PDF]
2020 March - April President's Report
Students, faculty, staff, alumni and community supporters have stepped up in unique and important ways to support the university's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. [PDF]
2019 December 2020 January President's Report
University of Louisville is ringing in the new year with highlights such as two multi-million grant awards funding collaborative research, on campus appearances by world-changing winners of the Grawemeyer Awards and a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. [PDF]
2019 Sept-Oct President's Report
UofL has launched a strategic plan to guide its future as the university moves forward with the acquisition of KentuckyOne Health’s Louisville assets, including Jewish Hospital. [PDF]
2019 May-June President's Report
A massive graduating class and new UofL-industry partnerships aimed at boosting technology skills among Kentucky's workers are just a few of the exciting milestones for the spring 2019 semester. [PDF]
2019 Mar-Apr President's Report
2019 March/April President’s Report Donors have stepped up to support the university’s direction and researchers have discovered a new molecule that shows promise in preventing cancer. [PDF]
2019 Jan-Feb President's Report
UofL has launched a strategic planning process and is achieving new heights in academic success, research and diversity. [PDF]