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UofL acting president leaving for University of Cincinnati

Has been at UofL since 2011

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 19, 2016) — Neville G. Pinto, who has served as UofL’s acting president since July, has been named president of the University of Cincinnati, effective February 2017.

Neville G. Pinto
Neville G. Pinto

Prior to joining UofL, Pinto worked in various roles at the University of Cincinnati from 1985 to 2011. He began as professor of Chemical Engineering and was named head of that department in 1993. In 2002, Pinto was named assistant dean for Graduate Studies in UC’s College of Engineering before serving as vice provost and dean of the graduate school from 2006-2011.

Pinto joined UofL in 2011 as dean of the J.B. Speed School of Engineering. As dean, he expanded enrollment, initiated the development of a 39-acre research park near the engineering campus and led efforts to encourage GE to bring its FirstBuild microfactory to the UofL campus.

Pinto then served as UofL’s interim EVP and Provost from 2015 until summer 2016.

Pinto is currently working with Larry Benz, chairman of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees, to come up with a transition plan after Pinto’s mid-February departure. In a statement, Benz said he will also consult with faculty, staff and student representatives.

A Board of Trustees meeting will be scheduled “in the near future” to plan for this change in leadership. Benz noted that the board will keep the university community posted on its progress.