Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Glasser resigns, EKU president takes top job at Bradley

Peoria, IL . . . August 7, 2007 . . . Bradley University today introduced Joanne K. Glasser, Esq., as its new president. She replaces Dr. David Broski, who retired at the end of June.

A native of Baltimore, Glasser is completing her sixth year as president of Eastern Kentucky University, a comprehensive regional institution of more than 16,000 students in Richmond, Kentucky. Previously, she served as executive vice president and chief advancement officer at Towson University in Baltimore. She is a graduate of George Washington University, the University of Maryland School of Law and the Harvard University Graduate School of Education Institute for Higher Education Management.

“In searching for our tenth president, we sought a leader who would continue Bradley’s renaissance, bringing new ideas, new skills and new life to this campus,” said Gerald Shaheen, chairman of the Bradley University board of trustees and Bradley’s presidential search committee. “We sought an individual of the highest character—a gifted administrator, skilled communicator and passionate advocate for students and faculty.”

Shaheen drew strong comparisons between Glasser and the woman who founded Bradley University in 1897. “We sought a visionary thinker who would not just carry on, but enhance the legacy of Lydia Moss Bradley,” he said. “It is most appropriate in this 110th anniversary year of a university founded by a woman, that its newest president should also be a woman—a woman with stature, vision and dedication that would have made Mrs. Bradley proud.”

“It is an honor to have been selected to serve as the next president of Bradley University. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity given to me by the board of trustees and the presidential search committee,” Glasser said. “I am proud to be part of the rich heritage at Bradley and look forward to being very involved in the university community, Peoria and the region we serve. I truly believe Bradley University is one of the very best institutions of higher learning in the nation, and I look forward to working with Bradley’s faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends to continue to move this great university forward.”

With the start of the academic semester just weeks away, Glasser will begin her duties at Bradley immediately while assisting Eastern Kentucky University with its transitional process.

"Bradley University has been blessed with nine exceptional leaders since its founding in 1897, all of whom have enhanced the educational experience while remaining true to Lydia Moss Bradley’s original vision,” Shaheen said. “Our tenth president is well equipped to carry on that tradition. Joanne Glasser is a hard worker and an innovative thinker who will continue to elevate Bradley’s reputation in this community and across the nation.”

Glasser resigned as president of Eastern Kentucky University on Tuesday to become Bradley's 10th president, replacing David Broski who left the post in June.

Broski earned more than $357,000 in salary and benefits during the 2004-2005 school year, about $127,000 more than the median for similar institutions.

The chairman of Bradley's board of trustees declined to reveal Glasser's deal, calling that matter private.

The 12-member presidential search committee picked Glasser out of a field of 60 applicants from across the country.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is just a shamefull game. Administrator and President pay keeps going up. Thus tuition is raised and many students are priced out of a college education.