Harris-Stowe State University Names Dr. Corey S. Bradford Sr. New President

Harris-Stowe State University on Thursday named Dr. Corey S. Bradford Sr. its president.

Bradford Sr., a native of St. Louis, Missouri, is currently senior vice president for business affairs at Prairie View A&M University. He will begin his new position at St. Louis-based Harris-Stowe on May 1, according to a university statement.

Dr. Corey S. Bradford Sr.Dr. Corey S. Bradford Sr.

“The Board is thrilled Dr. Bradford has decided to return to St. Louis to serve as the next president of Harris-Stowe and believes his vast experience, boundless enthusiasm and creative vision will continue to propel the university to new heights,” said Ronald Norwood, chair of the Harris-Stowe Board of Regents. “We believe that these attributes, coupled with Dr. Bradford’s demonstrated leadership ability, financial acumen, and student-centered focus, will not only greatly benefit Harris-Stowe, but will also positively impact the entire St. Louis region.”

Bradford Sr. earned a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Southern Illinois University; a Harvard Institute for Management Development Educational Certificate from Harvard University; and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in mathematics from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.