Dr. Eli I. Capilouto, Psi (University of Alabama) 1971, president of the University of Kentucky, was named Zeta Beta Tau’s Man of the Year for 2022.
Dr. Eli Capilouto became the 12th President of the University of Kentucky on July 1, 2011. Under his leadership, the Commonwealth’s flagship and land grant research university has grown from $2.7 billion to $5.6 billion in total operations and has gained significant momentum in advancing Kentucky – the institution’s singular yet multifaceted mission.
From his position of leadership, he supports the Jewish community in Lexington and ZBT’s Prospective Chapter at the University, Alpha Iota.
Dr. Capilouto previously served as provost of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and dean of the UAB School of Public Health — a period of remarkable growth and transformation at one of the leading academic and health sciences institutions in the South. Dr. Capilouto holds several undergraduate and graduate degrees from schools within the University of Alabama system, a Doctorate of Dental Medicine from UAB and a Doctorate in Health Policy and Management from Harvard University.
Watch: Brother Capilouto’s acceptance remarks
The Man of the Year award honors those brothers who stand forth above other brothers and fellow citizens in living the Credo and honoring ZBT’s Ritual from a position of leadership and service. These brothers serve as role models for brothers of Zeta Beta Tau and American society in general. Brother Capilouto’s honor was celebrated at 2022 International Convention in Las Vegas.