After a nationwide search, the Bradley University Board of Trustees has selected Stephen Standifird MBA Ph.D., dean of the Lacy School of Business at Butler University, to serve as Bradley University’s 12th president.
The search committee received nearly 100 applications from around the world for the post. We have chosen for our next president a leader with vision and a person who believes that higher education is uniquely positioned to transform lives and communities.
The search committee set out to find the right person for this time and for this moment for Bradley University. In Steve Standifird we believe we have found that person. We believe that Steve will highlight and grow Bradley's successes in faculty achievements and our students' accomplishments in academics and athletics as he challenges the entire Bradley family to push the boundaries of what's possible.
We are excited about the possibilities going forward as we continue to build on the history and rich traditions of Bradley University. Lydia Moss Bradley would be proud of her university today. All those who followed Mrs. Bradley have contributed to her legacy.
We would like to thank the search committee for their dedication to Bradley and the search process. Please join us in congratulating President-elect Standifird who begins his duties June 15.
The Honorable James E. Shadid '79, Chair,
and Kathi Holst '79, Vice Chair Presidential Search Committee Co-Chairs