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Penn State Names Neeli Bendapudi as 19th University President

Michelle Bixby
CC BY 4.0, Via Penn State
Neeli Bendapudi, currently president of the University of Louisville, was named the 19th president of Penn State University on Dec. 9, 2021, by the Board of Trustees.

Penn State’s Board of Trustees has named the university’s 19th president during a special meeting Thursday. WPSU’s Min Xian reports the current president at the University of Louisville, Neeli Bendapudi, will become the first woman and the first person of color to serve as Penn State’s president.

Read the full story at: https://radio.wpsu.org/2021-12-09/president-of-university-of-louisville-dr-neeli-bendapudi-named-next-penn-state-president

(Original air-date: 12/11/21)

Min Xian is a reporter at WPSU. She covers news that affects 13 counties in Central and Northern Pennsylvania, including many issues facing rural communities like broadband, healthcare access and changing economies. Her work included collaborations with other Pennsylvania public radio stations, including an investigative series on the commonwealth's lack of funding for public defenders and a project about the 2020 Elections with a focus on community engagement that won a Regional Murrow Award.