Vice President for Finance and Administration

Bradley University

Bradley University seeks an experienced leader in higher education finance to serve as its next vice president for finance and administration (VPFA). This individual will serve as the university’s chief financial officer and a critical member of the president’s senior leadership team as the university works through financial restructuring and establishes a strong foundation for a successful future.

The VPFA has responsibility for the university’s operating budget of approximately $150 million and oversees a team across financial services, accounting, budgeting, facilities, the bookstore, and information technology.

The next vice president for finance and administration should be skilled at strategically aligning resources with priorities, financial analysis and modeling, and assessing current and future trends in higher education. As a leader on campus, this individual must be a collaborative and collegial team-player with the ability to communicate complex financial information and decisions across a wide range of constituents and audiences.

Bradley University is a top-ranked, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 5,200 undergraduate and graduate students on campus and graduate students online, opportunities, choices, and resources to build their futures. Innovation, action, and collaboration drive Bradley students to generate ideas and create solutions that remake the world around them. Bradley’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs includes business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology. The university has an endowment of $350 million. It employs approximately 900 people.

WittKieffer is assisting Bradley University in this search. Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of interest addressing the themes in the profile, available at, and a resume. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates are encouraged to submit materials at their earliest opportunity.

Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Ryan Crawford, Jen Pickard, and Kim Migoya at

Bradley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.

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