BEP Luncheon to feature U of L President Dr. Bendapudi

Published Tuesday, August 24, 2021 3:00 pm

The President of the University of Louisville, Dr. Neeli Bendapudi, will be the featured speaker for a Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Business Education Partnership (BEP) Luncheon on Monday, September 27, sponsored by Paducah Bank. Her topic will be the ABCs of Student Success. 

The luncheon will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Commerce Center, 300 S. 3rd St., in the Paducah Bank Community Room. Tickets will be sold in advance. Learn more or pre-register at 

Dr. Bendapudi is the 18th President of the University of Louisville. Selected by the UofL Board of Trustees in April 2018, Bendapudi came to Louisville from the University of Kansas where she served as Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor. 

She earned her PhD in marketing from the University of Kansas and has teaching experience at Texas A&M University and The Ohio State University. Bendapudi returned to KU in 2011 to become the School of Business Dean and H.D. Price Professor of Business. During her career, she has taught at the undergraduate, MBA, Executive MBA and PhD levels and received numerous college, university and national teaching awards. 

Bendapudi specializes in the study of consumer behavior in service contexts. Her research deals with customers’ willingness and ability to maintain long-term relationships with firms and with the brands and employees that represent them. Her research has been published in the Journal of Academic Medicine, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Marketing (where she also served on the editorial board), Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Retailing, Journal of Service Research and in the proceedings of various national and international conferences. Her work has been featured by popular media outlets including The New York Times, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, WebMD and Fox News Network. 

She is a former Leadership Foundation Fellow of the International Women’s Forum, one of a select group of women selected worldwide for this prestigious honor. 

The mission of the Business Education Partnership (BEP) is to develop collaborative partnerships between business and education and become a pro-active voice for educational issues at the local, regional, and state level.

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