Indiana State University Archives: President Dan Bradley

Daniel J. Bradley    


Daniel J. Bradley

Daniel J. Bradley became Indiana State's eleventh president on July 31, 2008. Bradley has served as the president of Fairmont State University, located in Fairmont, W.Va., since 2001. He previously held a variety of positions at Montana Tech of the University of Montana, including vice chancellor for academic affairs and research, dean of engineering and head of the petroleum engineering department.

During Bradley's tenure at Fairmont State, the institution grew substantially, more than $100 million in construction projects were completed, computing infrastructure was upgraded, a robust distance education program was developed, and graduate programs were launched in education, business and social sciences.

Born in Portage La Prairie, Monitoba, Bradley immigrated with his parents to California when he was seven years old.

A veteran of the US Army, Bradley holds a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Michigan State University, a master's degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa and a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology. During graduate studies, he spent two years at Oak Ridge National Laboratory performing his research. After graduate school, he was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Berkeley in the Chemistry Department before joining the faculty at Montana Tech.

Bradley and his wife, Cheri, have three grown children and three grandchildren.