Elizabeth Howe Bradley President
Prior to becoming the eleventh president of Vassar College, Elizabeth Bradley was the Director of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy at Yale. She was also the Head of Branford College. Bradley was responsible for the intellectual and social life of the college. She and her family lived on campus with 450 undergraduates, developing programs to bring faculty and visiting scholars to the college and fostering its community. Bradley served on multiple university-wide committees pertaining to student life. Learn more about President Bradley.
- BA, Harvard University; MBA, University of Chicago; PhD, Yale University
- At Vassar since 2017
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- STS 384. Strategic Thinking in Global Health
In the Media
Vassar Extends Test-Optional Policy for Two More Years
Vassar College has extended its policy waiving its admission requirement that applicants submit SAT or ACT test scores, President Elizabeth Bradley announced. The pilot policy went into effect for the 2020-21 admission cycle and will continue for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 cycles.
Families Weekend to Feature Live Concert and Haitian Art Sale
The Vassar Haiti Project’s annual art sale continues through October 7 and will run in conjunction with several other events during Families Weekend.
Alumnae/i Journalists Discuss Media at a Crossroad
Four alumnae/i journalists recently engaged in a lively Zoom panel discussion, “American Democracy at a Crossroad: Views from the Media,” presented by the Office of Regional and International Programs.
Don’t count on herd immunity for COVID-19 yet. A vaccine is the best way to get there.
Vassar Campus to Be Closed to Visitors Beginning August 8
To help ensure the safety of students and local residents alike, Vassar College’s campus will be closed to visitors from August 8 through at least September 7, pending consultation with county health officials, President Elizabeth Bradley announced.
Reopening Colleges During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic—One Size Does Not Fit All
ICE Rescinds Directive Opposed by Vassar and Many Other Colleges
International students will no longer be forced to leave the country if they must take online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Changing hospital organisational culture for improved patient outcomes: developing and implementing the leadership saves lives intervention
President Elizabeth Bradley coauthored a paper for BMJ Quality & Safety on how changing the organizational culture in hospitals can save lives.
Vassar College Joins Mass Response to ICE’s University Announcement
President Elizabeth Bradley spoke to Spectrum News about ICE regulations impacting international students.
Area colleges pledge to support worldwide students following ICE rule change
President Elizabeth Bradley was quoted in Hilltop Monitor about ICE regulations impacting international students.
US withdrawal from WHO is unlawful and threatens global and US health and security
President Elizabeth Bradley coauthored a Lancet article about the importance of the World Health Organization.
Vassar College Prepares To Welcome Students Back To Campus This Fall
President Elizabeth Bradley spoke to Spectrum News about Vassar’s plans for the Fall Semester.
Higher Ed’s Role In Tackling Two Pandemics, Covid-19 And Racism
President Elizabeth Bradley wrote an exploration of higher education’s role in addressing the national crises of COVID‑19 and racial injustice in Forbes.
U.S. Health Care Puts $4 Trillion in All the Wrong Places
On Bloomberg Law, President Bradley discusses the U.S. healthcare system's misuse of $4 trillion in the face of a deadly pandemic.
Mental Health in Higher Education: Can a Digital Strategy Help?
President Bradley and Professor of Psychological Science Michele Tugade ’95 on how technological interventions could revolutionize mental health care in higher ed.
Brands should keep advertising in the age of a pandemic
President Elizabeth Bradley was quoted in a Financial Mail story about whether brands should keep advertising during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Doctors Are Being Forced to Ration Care. Don't Blame Them. Blame Decades of Poor U.S. Policy
President Elizabeth Bradley wrote a Newsweek story about decades of poor U.S. healthcare policy leading to doctors being faced with rationing care.
Coronavirus Will Change the World Permanently. Here’s How.
President Elizabeth Bradley was quoted in a Politico story about how the coronavirus will permanently change the world.
Health Care for All Is a Global Issue
President Elizabeth Bradley and Michele Tugade ’95, Professor of Psychological Science, wrote a Thrive Global article about the importance of equitable global healthcare.
How Higher Ed Leadership Can Deal With Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
President Elizabeth Bradley wrote a Forbes column about how higher education leaders can deal with the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Harvard Decision Preserves Mission Of Higher Education
In Forbes magazine, President Bradley supports admission policies like those at Harvard, whose affirmative action stance was recently affirmed in court.
Can We Use ‘Positive Deviance’ To Address Gun Violence?
In Forbes, President Elizabeth Bradley writes that gun violence is a critical public health issue—and its impact is being felt in the classroom.
Mental Health And Technology On Campus — A Productive Combination?
President Bradley Pens Article about Mental Health and Technology on Campuses for Forbes.
College commencement speakers feature Mike Pence, NOLA mayor, Van Jones, more.
President Bradley talks about Commencement speaker Van Jones with the Poughkeepsie Journal.
2019 graduates — will you remember your commencement speaker? These speakers don't.
President Bradley discusses her own memories of graduating from college in LoHud.com commencement story.
Vassar President Elizabeth Bradley
President Bradley talks with WFIU Public Radio about education, health care, liberal arts, and more in this Profiles episode.
SRM varsity to innovate in active learning forums, research
President Elizabeth Bradley quoted about her participation in a historic, landmark higher education conference at SRM University in India.
How the next recession could save lives
President Bradley comments on the link between recessions and lowered death rates in the international science journal Nature.
Young Adults and the Burden of Mental Illness
President Bradley writes about the global toll of mental illness in the young in Thrive Global.
Innovations in Global Mental Health in Low-Income Settings: The Case of Ghana
Watch President Bradley speak at Fountain House’s international conference, Healthier Longer Lives for People with Serious Mental Illness.
The Practical Humanities
Interdisciplinary Inclusivity, Elizabeth Bradley, President, Vassar College
Elizabeth Bradley, President of Vassar College and Founder of the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute, speaks about the need for liberal arts institutions to promote diversity, inclusivity, and interdisciplinary learning among the student body with Jordan Cooper ’07 on his Public Interest Podcast.
Learning From Diversity
President Elizabeth Bradley ponders the role of diversity in learning for improvement in this editorial in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal.
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