Dr. Stan Liberty was appointed Interim President at Bradley University effective June 1, 2015. He is no stranger to Bradley, having served for seven and a half years as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs before being named president of Kettering University in 2005. He retired from Kettering in 2011 after a highly successful academic career spanning five universities and 40 years.
Since January of 2014, Dr. Liberty has taught part-time in Bradley’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has been recognized for his contributions as a faculty member, including being named the Outstanding Young Electrical Engineering Professor in the United States in 1976 by Eta Kappa Nu, the National Electrical Engineering Honorary Society.
He earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering at the University of Notre Dame and, in 2005, he was recognized by his alma mater with the College of Engineering Honor Award for “significant contributions to the advancement of engineering, or meritorious achievements in engineering.” Dr. Liberty has made several research contributions and the statistical control theory known as “cumulant control” has its origins in his work.
In addition to these honors he has been recognized for his civic and entrepreneurial efforts. Not only did he help open an Innovation Center in Flint, Michigan but he was a key contributor to the Peoria NEXT consortium that led the movement to create the Peoria NEXT Innovation Center in Peoria.
Beyond his academic credentials Dr. Liberty is an accomplished musician who first performed professionally at the age of 13. He and his wife Angie are enthusiastic supporters of the fine arts.
Dr. Liberty replaced President Joanne K. Glasser who retired May 31, 2015. Dr. Liberty will serve in the interim role until a new president is appointed. A nationwide search is underway to find President Glasser’s successor.