A Message from the President

Dear Colleagues,

As we go into this semester break, I want to say a most sincere thank you for the tremendous work you all have done this semester. We have successfully completed the fall term. It has been challenging in so many ways. Make no mistake, there is hope on the horizon, but we have another tough semester ahead of us. The challenges for spring will be similar to what we experienced this fall.

While we have learned a lot these past few months about operating in a pandemic, we will still need to be flexible and adjust our plans to keep up with the constant changes.

I am optimistic about the future of Bradley University in large part because I have seen what we are capable of doing in the most challenging of environments. We will more than survive. We will thrive after this experience. Following the lead of our founder Lydia Moss Bradley who accomplished great things in the face of adversity, we will learn from this difficult time and find ways to be better for it. This is a defining moment in our history.

I cannot thank you enough for all the work that has gone into getting us through this semester. I recognize and sincerely appreciate the additional time and effort you have devoted to supporting our students and one another. I want to thank you in advance for the work I know will be necessary to get us through next semester successfully. I hope you and your loved ones can find ways to relax and re-energize over the extended holiday break. You are what makes Bradley the inspirational and exceptional institution that it is. We would not be Bradley without you.

Be safe and be well; and I look forward to seeing you in 2021.


Stephen Standifird