Business School Dean Presents to the University Blog News 04/11/201604/12/2016 Tweet On Monday the Dean of the Business school Neeli Bendapudi presented to University representatives as Bendapudi is the first finalist for the Provost of the University of Kansas. The position has been opened due to Jeffery Vitter’s appointment as the Chancellor of the University of Mississippi. Vitter left for the position at Mississippi in October of last year. Since then the University has announced a search committee chaired by Steve Warren. Warren and his committee will announce the other two finalists in the upcoming two weeks. The next two finalists should be visiting the university on the 21st and 24th of this month.