UW–Madison alumnus Bradley J. Andrews has been named as the 14th president of Brevard College. Andrews assumed the presidency in January 2022.
Andrews earned his master’s and PhD from the UW–Madison School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, graduating in 2009. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Missouri.
Described as “personable and a humble leader” in a news release issued by Brevard College, Andrews has more than 31 years of experience in private higher education. He has served as the president of Southwestern College since July 2015.
The release notes that Andrews’ appointment comes after a national search that identified a number of talented candidates who were all considered by the college’s Presidential Search Committee. “It was an unanimous vote among the Board of Trustees that Dr. Andrews is the best candidate to continue the hard work and dedication of Brevard College’s mission. The college remains committed to our students’ experience through experiential education. The Board of Trustees, along with the new president, will be setting new strategic goals to boldly take Brevard College into the future with program offerings, retention initiatives, and overall experiential education experiences for our students,” said Heath Weldon, chair of the Brevard College Presidential Search Committee. “The Board of Trustees is confident that Dr. Andrews will continue with the trajectory and hard work established by the Rev. Dr. Joyce during his tenure.”
“I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to join such a committed and impressive team,” said Andrews. “The distinctive mission and talented people at the college, the vibrant spirit and hospitality of the Brevard community, the great success and strength that has been so diligently cultivated by President Joyce and the Board; this is a special college and Trish and I cannot imagine a better community.”
Learn more about Andrews’ appointment in this Brevard College news release.