By Allison Jewell

The University of Louisville’s President Kim Schatzel announced Tuesday afternoon that effective immediately, Gerry Bradley has been appointed as executive vice president and provost. 

“I am honored and humbled by this opportunity to serve the Cardinal community,” he said.

Bradley served as interim provost since July of 2023, and previously in that same role from January 2022 to February 2023. Bradley has also served as dean of the U of L School of Dentistry since 2016.

“Dr. Bradley has been outstanding as interim provost, both during this past year and in his previous tenure,” Schatzel said.

He has played a key role in many important initiatives at the university, including recruiting several new deans like Dayna Touron,(College of Arts and Sciences), John Miller (Raymond A. Kent School of Social Work and Family Science), and Kathryn Cardarelli, who is set to join the School of Public Health and Information Sciences later this semester.

Before Bradley was in Louisville, he owned an orthodontic practice in Wisconsin. Later, he served as chair and professor of developmental sciences at Marquette University School of Dentistry. He also put his time into his role as associate dean for research and graduate studies.

Bradley’s main priorities include student success and retention. He plans to standardize advising and implement an undergraduate success plan to increase retention rates.

The University also announced the expansion of the Border Benefit Award program under Bradley’s direction, allowing more prospective out-of-state students to receive in-state tuition rates. 

“I am committed to serving the needs of our students, faculty, and staff so that we continue the U of L mission, transforming lives, making new discoveries and supporting our communities and the commonwealth,” he said.

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