Vice President for Student Affairs Named
June 5, 2014
Nathan Thomas has been named Vice President for Student Affairs at Bradley effective immediately.
Thomas has served as Interim Vice President for Student Affairs at Bradley since January of 2013, supervising Health Services, Learning Assistance, Orientation and Advisement, Residential Living and Leadership, the Smith Career Center, Student Involvement, Student Support Services, and the University Experience courses.
“I am pleased that Mr. Thomas will continue his excellent leadership of the student affairs division and his implementation of new programming and activities for student success and school spirit,” said Bradley President Joanne Glasser. “He brings a wealth of experience and passion for the student experience to this position.”
Previously, Thomas served the University as Executive Director of the Center for Residential Living and Leadership. He began his career at Bradley in 2000 as Director of Greek Life, after serving Phi Delta Theta fraternity as Director of Chapter Services. He earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University and a Master of Business Administration from Eastern Illinois University. Currently, he is working on a Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Foundations at Illinois State University. He has been an active volunteer with the Heart of Illinois United Way and Phi Delta Theta.
“Our work with students is truly rewarding and I am excited to have this opportunity to lead our Student Affairs staff in the valuable work they do to make the student experience the best it can be,” said Thomas.
Bradley is a top-ranked private, independent university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 5,700 students the choice of more than 100 academic programs. Bradley links academic excellence, experiential learning and leadership development with an entrepreneurial spirit for a world-class education. Its size provides students with extensive resources not available at most private colleges and the personal attention not commonly found at large universities.