After nine years at the helm of Indiana State University, President Dan Bradley says he will step down in January. Under Bradley, the Terre Haute school experienced record enrollment and took on a number of high-profile capital projects including the Student Recreation Center, University Hall and renovations to the Gibson Track and Field facility and Dede Plaza.
The university says details are forthcoming on the national search for Bradley’s successor. He and his wife, Cheri, plan to take a year sabbatical from ISU and then "continue their involvement with Terre Haute and Indiana State."
In a news release from the school, Bradley says "the past nine years have been amazing and rewarding. As has often been said, however, there is a time for everything. Now is our time to reflect, to enjoy our grandkids and to plan our next great adventure. Seventeen years as a university president and a first lady on two campuses is undoubtedly enough."
Board of Trustees Chair David Campbell says "when Dan was hired in the summer of 2008, the trustees made it clear that improving enrollment was our top priority. That become goal one of ‘The Pathway to Success’ strategic plan, and the result was a 30 percent increase and a new record enrollment. We learned very quickly that when we asked him to do something, he got it done." University enrollment currently stands at 13,565, slightly off the all-time high of 13,584 recorded in 2015. The school had 10,457 students when he arrived in 2008.
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