University of Missouri leaders are excited to kick off the Distinguished Leaders in Higher Education lecture series here on campus.

Distinguished Leaders in Higher Education Lecture SeriesThis lecture series will help us open the University of Missouri up to the experiences and expertise of higher education leaders across the nation and the world. Whether the speaker is a president of one of America’s leading research universities, or a panel of scholars from a host of backgrounds, this series is intended to broaden the discussion about critical issues facing higher education. Speakers will also highlight the value and challenges of the education and research landscapes, leadership and personal experiences.

The Office of the Chancellor and the Office of the Provost will co-host each lecture, and the campus community – and beyond — is invited to attend.

Satish Tripathi

Satish Tripathi, PhD, University at Buffalo president

Inaugural lecture featuring 
Satish Tripathi, President, University at Buffalo

Monday, April 22, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Monsanto Auditorium, Bond Life Sciences Center

Complimentary parking is available in Virginia Avenue Garage after 5 p.m.

About the Speaker

An internationally distinguished researcher and higher education leader, Satish K. Tripathi, PhD, was appointed the 15th president of the University at Buffalo in 2011.

Tripathi, who served as UB’s provost from 2004-2011, was dean of the Bourns College of Engineering at the University of California-Riverside from 1997-2004. Previously, he spent 19 years as a professor of computer science at the University of Maryland, including seven years as department chair.

Tripathi graduated at the top of his class from Banaras Hindu University in India and holds a doctorate in computer science from the University of Toronto, as well as three master’s degrees—one in computer science from the University of Toronto and two in statistics from the University of Alberta and Banaras Hindu University. A fellow of the IEEE and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he was awarded honorary doctorates from the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, and Brock University in Canada.

An active leader in the national higher education community, Tripathi serves as chair of the Mid-American Conference Council of Presidents, and on the boards of the NCAA Division I, NCAA Board of Governors, and the College Football Board of Managers as well as Internet2. He has also served on the board of directors for the Association of American Universities, the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as an inaugural co-chair of the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council in 2011, he served in this position until 2017.