When she’s having a rough day, University of Louisville president Neeli Bendapudi says she will often sneak out of her office and track down students to talk to. Those chats have been energy boosters during Bendapudi’s first year at the helm.
As she marks her first full year at UofL this month, the former provost at the University of Kansas says she’s overwhelmed and pleasantly surprised by the support she’s received here from students, employees, alumni and the community. Bendapudi is most excited about the ongoing strategic planning process which, she says, will reflect UofL’s values and set the university on a solid course for the future.
Check out more of what she had to say as she reflects on Year One at UofL: