The Distinguished Leaders in Higher Education lecture series opens the University of Missouri community 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, President of the University at Buffalo in the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building, Downtown Buffalo, NY Photographer: Douglas Levere

Inaugural lecture featuring
Satish Tripathi
President, University at Buffalo

“University Transformation
and the Renaissance of a City”

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 University at Buffalo’s 15th president in 2011.

Tripathi served as UB’s provost from 2004-2011. He 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 India’s Banaras Hindu University (BHU). He holds a doctorate in computer science from the University of Toronto and three master’s degrees — one in computer science from the University of Toronto and two in statistics from the University of Alberta and BHU.

Distinguished Leaders in Higher Education Lecture Series

A fellow of the IEEE and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Tripathi is an active leader in the national higher education community, serving as chair of the Mid-American Conference Council of Presidents and on the boards of the NCAA Division I, NCAA Board of Governors, College Football Board of Managers and Internet2.