|Dean Neeli Bendapudi|
Since Bendapudi returned to KU in 2011 as the first female dean at the School of Business, she has raised more than $55 million for a new state-of-the-art business school to open its doors in fall 2016. She has helped implement a program to instill social responsibility in business students by pairing MBA students with Kansas nonprofit organizations, and she has collaborated with university departments to increase the number of women in business.
“The university is lucky to have such an articulate and enthusiastic representative,” said Ann Cudd, vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies.
Since 1970, KU has inducted outstanding leaders into its Women’s Hall of Fame, which is located at the fifth floor of the Kansas Memorial Union.