12 August, 2018 - Bellarmine, University of Louisville presidents meet at Gethsemani

Left to right, Fr. James, Bellarmine Rubel School of Business Dean Dr. Sharon Kerrick, University of Louisville President Dr. Neeli Bendapudi, Bellarmine University President Dr. Susan Donovan, Br. Paul and Fr. Michael. Click to enlarge.


The presidents of nearby Bellarmine University and University of Louisville recently met for Vespers and a meal at Gethsemani Abbey. Their spouses and representatives of their respective institutions were also in attendance.

Dr. Neeli Bendapudi started her role as president of University of Louisville in April of this year. Dr. Susan Donovan, in turn, began her role as president of Bellarmine University in July 2017. During their visit to the abbey, the two new presidents were able to meet and look at ways they could work together for the good of the students they serve.

Dr. Sharon Kerrick, Dean of Bellarmine's Rubel School of Business, said she arranged the meet and greet. "It was a time to reflect and pray for students, faculty and our community as school started," Kerrick said. "We are grateful for this time together."