Vice president for enrollment management appointed
Following an extensive national search, Paul Schroeder was appointed vice president for enrollment management last October. Schroeder is responsible for enhancing the University’s enrollment management program, focusing on the continued enrollment of high-achieving students and the creation of an even more geographically diverse student population. Schroeder also leads strategic enrollment planning and strategic management of financial assistance. He is collaborating with University Marketing staff on recruitment strategies and messaging.
“With new, innovative programs of study and recently built classroom and recreational buildings available to students, Bradley is poised in the immediate future to provide a more enhanced student experience and move to the next level of higher educational institutions,” Schroeder said. “I look forward to working with President Glasser and the supportive members of the administration, faculty, staff, students, and alumni in attaining our enrollment goals. These goals include more numerous and academically qualified students and continued high-quality outcomes for our graduates.”
Schroeder most recently served as senior educational manager at the College Board in Rosemont, Illinois, where he consulted with regional colleges and universities on enrollment strategy planning. He previously served as director of admissions at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, and was senior associate director of admissions at Michigan State University for 18 years.
Schroeder holds an undergraduate degree in business administration and a master’s degree in labor and industrial relations from Michigan State University.
A Michigan native, Schroeder and his wife Ruth have three children.
Much has changed at Bradley since CORABELLE MILLER CHUSE ’35 attended in the midst of the Great Depression. More buildings dot the campus, and more students attend classes, even in nontraditional settings. Last October 5, a day before her 101st birthday, Chuse and several members of her extended family visited to see the improvements.
Bradley employees surprised the former teacher with a birthday cake before her group toured the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center, Westlake Hall, and the Renaissance Coliseum. Chuse smiled as she stood up from her wheelchair to examine the dioramas of dorm rooms from past decades in the Alumni Center.
After touring the Renaissance Coliseum, Chuse summed up her feelings. “My goodness, it sure is different!” she exclaimed.
The newly renovated Westlake Hall was a highlight. Chuse taught for more than 30 years, starting in a one-room schoolhouse where she had four grades combined. She retired from Peoria’s District 150 in 1969.
Accompanying Chuse were her niece DOROTHY VALLOSIO ’49 and husband PETE VALLOSIO ’48 MA ’54. They met in a science class in Bradley Hall and had long teaching careers in the Peoria area. Along with the Vallosios was their daughter ANN MARIE MOHR ’84, as well as Chuse’s great-niece Pam Renga and her husband IVARS “IVY” RENGA ’65. Mohr’s son JOSH MOHR ’14 attends Bradley.
After a family photo in front of Bradley Hall, Dorothy Vallosio noticed the sign naming the north wing of Bradley Hall for Dr. JOHN SHROYER, HON ’66. “I’m so glad his name is on something here. He was an excellent teacher,” she said of the longtime Bradley professor.
“The whole Bradley campus has changed,” Pete Vallosio said. “It’s amazing what’s been happening here.”
The group left messages on the idea walls in Westlake. “Hi, I’m here ’35,” was Chuse’s message, while Pete Vallosio wrote, “Bradley is a great place and obviously getting better.”
– Bob Grimson ’81
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Bradley recently launched a free nighttime shuttle service for students, faculty, and staff.
The Hilltop Safety Cruiser is a six-passenger van that operates from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. nightly in the campus area patrolled by the Bradley Police. The shuttle is driven by specially trained students, and riders have a choice of calling to be picked up or flagging down the vehicle. A valid Bradley ID is required to use the service, which will operate during the regular academic year.
The safety cruiser supplements the walking escort patrol offered for many years.