Committee Structure

Parents’ Association committees meet prior to each meeting of the Parents’ Board of Directors. All Parents’ Board members are assigned to a committee.

Enrollment Management & Retention Committee

BU Liaisons Pat Bower 309-677-1000, pbower@bradley.edu and Anne Hollis 309-677-3658, ahollis@fsmail.bradley.edu

The Enrollment Management and Retention Committee provides the parent perspective in the recruiting process and supports the Center for Enrollment Management’s efforts to recruit new students to Bradley.  Members also support the Center for Student Support Services in student retention efforts. Members may assist through active participation in various recruiting activities or by giving input on the recruiting and retention processes.  Activities include:

  • telephone calls to the parents of prospective students
  • assisting with college night programs
  • hosting small gatherings of prospective students and their parents
  • assisting with new recruitment projects

Advancement Committee

BU Liaison Shelly Smith 309-677-3091, ss@bradley.edu

The Advancement Committee activities include:

  • advising the fundraising efforts for the Parent Projects Fund
  • directing and evaluating parent fundraising activities through the Bradley Fund office
  • evaluating parent project proposals submitted by University departments for support from the Parent Projects Fund
  • making project recommendations to the Parents’ Board for parent funding

Smith Career Center Committee

BU Liaison Dr. Rick Smith 309-677-2510 rsmith@bradley.edu

The Smith Career Center Committee provides new ideas, feedback and resources that will enhance the effectiveness of the Smith Career Center’s outreach and services for students and employers. The committee assists with:

  • mailings to parents of current students
  • networking among students, alumni, and prospective employers
  • outreach to prospective employers

Parents' Board Executive Committee

BU Liaison Anne Hollis, 309-677-3658 ahollis@fsmail.bradley.edu

The Executive Committee of the Parents’ Board of Directors exists to plan, develop and produce ad hoc and continuing projects in support of the Parents’ Association Board of Directors and the parents of all Bradley University students.  The committee is responsible for the:

  • production of the Bradley University Parents’ calendar
  • presentation of the Parents’ Annual Award of Excellence to a Bradley staff or faculty member
  • development and maintenance of Parents’ Association web pages
  • selection of the recipient of the annual Student Recognition Award
  • parents’ board assistance with New Student Orientation and Move-in Weekend