Bradley University

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Bradley University is a private, co-educational university located in Peoria, Illinois. It is a medium sized institution, with an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 5,200 students, and a graduate enrollment of approximately 900 students. Bradley Polytechnic Institute was begun by Lydia Moss Bradley in 1897. It became a four year college in 1920 and a university in 1946.

The university has five colleges; Foster College of Business Administration; Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts; Education and Health Sciences; Engineering and Technology; and Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Notable Alumni

  • General John Shalikashvili '58, retired chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Congressman Robert H. Michel '48, retired Congressman and longest serving Republican Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Lillian Glass '74, noted speech pathologist and speech communication author and speaker
  • David Horowitz '59, consumer advocate
  • Jerry Hadley '74, leading lyric tenor for the New York Lyric Opera
  • Tom Wagner '60, retired vice president for customer communication and satisfaction at Ford Motor Co.
  • Ray LaHood '71, U.S. Congressman from Illinois' 18th District
  • Wendy Ross '64, assistant managing editor for the Washington Post
  • Dr. Janet Barry '66, '70, the American Association of School Administrators 1996 National Superintendent of the Year
  • The Honorable Joe Billy McDade, '59, '60, United States District Court Federal Judge
  • Richard Teerlink '61, retired chairman of Harley-Davidson, Inc
  • Matthew F. Hale, white supremacist
  • George T. Shaheen, current CEO of Siebel_Systems and former CEO of Andersen Consulting and Webvan

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