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KU business dean is candidate for provost, will address campus Monday

Neeli Bendapudi, dean of the Kansas University school of business, talks to the 2015 class of Academic All-Stars and their parents during a lunch on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at Maceli's. Bendapudi had several bits of advice for the students including a request that they eventually bring their talents back to KU.

Neeli Bendapudi, dean of the Kansas University school of business, talks to the 2015 class of Academic All-Stars and their parents during a lunch on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at Maceli's. Bendapudi had several bits of advice for the students including a request that they eventually bring their talents back to KU.

April 8, 2016

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The first of three provost candidates scheduled to give a public presentation at the Kansas University campus this month is KU's School of Business dean, Neeli Bendapudi, KU announced Friday.

Bendapudi will give a public presentation from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday in the Bruckmiller Room of Adams Alumni Center. A reception will follow from 5 to 6 p.m. in the McGee Room of the alumni center.

Neeli Bendapudi

Neeli Bendapudi

Bendapudi has served as dean and H.D. Price Professor of Business at KU since 2011. Previously she was professor of marketing at Ohio State University.

KU’s provost and executive vice chancellor is second in command for KU’s Lawrence campus but does not oversee KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

The next provost and executive vice chancellor will replace Jeff Vitter, who left KU in December to become chancellor of the University of Mississippi. KU’s interim provost since Jan. 1 has been Sara Rosen, senior vice provost for academic affairs.

Two more provost candidates, who KU said will be publicly named in the days before their visits, are scheduled to meet the KU community this month.

The second candidate’s public presentation is set for 4 to 5 p.m. April 21 in Alderson Auditorium at the Kansas Union.

The third candidate will present from 4 to 5 p.m. April 25 in the Summerfield Room of the alumni center.

Candidates’ presentations will be streamed online, accessible to those with a KU online ID. KU will post updates regarding the search online at provostsearch.ku.edu.

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Kate Rogge 1 year, 6 months ago

I think she's much closer to the Kochs than is good for the University of Kansas.

Joe Blackford II 1 year, 6 months ago

Bendapudi hawks CoC:

Video touts unity between Chamber, state

By Mary Clark in The Hutchinson News | Updated 10 months ago

"Gov. Sam Brownback and top leaders in the Kansas Legislature took turns before the camera for a new video promoting the Kansas Chamber of Commerce.

The University Of Kansas' School Of Business Dean Neeli Bendapudi is the only person from academia who appears. . . .

Bendapudi served as master of ceremonies at the Chamber's annual banquet this year, and she "was a natural for inclusion in the video," O'Neal said."

http://www.hutchnews.com/news/article_1086f69a-fed2-5af5-9cc2-6797c8732232.html?mode=jqm

Stephen Maceli 1 year, 6 months ago

Wow! What a dynamic candidate! If she could do for KU what she has done for the School of Business! I get chills thinking about it. And besides, it is about time we hire someone from KU who will know what we need to do from Day #1.

Seth Amott 1 year, 6 months ago

Neeli is such a wonderful caring and charismatic leader, I sure would be bummed to see her leave as the head of the School of Business, but it is inevitable for someone like her. I was lucky to be at the School of Business under her leadership and see what she did to transform the school. Better KU keep her on the hill than let some other school pick her up, its not a matter of if, it is when. Kansas could only be so lucky to have her as a Chancellor in waiting.

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