Elizabeth Bradley reappointed as head of Branford College

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Elizabeth Bradley (Photo by Michael Marsland)

Elizabeth Bradley has been reappointed as Branford’s head of college, President Peter Salovey and Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway announced.

Bradley, whose new five-year term will continue through June 30, 2021, is the Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy, professor of public health, and faculty director of the Yale Global Health Leadership Institute

“Professor Bradley’s thoughtful and closely engaged leadership has created an environment that enriches the Yale experience of all Branfordians, and we are deeply appreciative of her willingness to continue to serve in this important role,” wrote Salovey and Holloway in an email announcing the reappointment.

The email noted that a review committee of Branford fellows, chaired by Jay Ague, the Henry Barnard Davis Professor of Geology and Geophysics, “enthusiastically and unanimously recommended Professor Bradley’s reappointment.”

“In its report to us, the committee cited Professor Bradley’s ‘absolutely spectacular’ work, describing the palpable excitement and heartfelt appreciation voiced by members of the college community,” wrote the President and Dean. “Professor Bradley is known to students as authentic, caring, and accessible — as an innovator and connector who is upbeat, intellectually curious, organized, and actively involved in all aspects of Branford life. Students and colleagues alike praise her honest and open communication style, and her ability to make frank and sound decisions.

Salovey and Holloway thanked the members of the review committee “for their careful deliberation and extensive consultation of the Branford community.” In addition to Ague, the committee members were Stephen Blum, senior director of strategic initiatives at the Association of Yale Alumni; Anne Fadiman, professor (adjunct) of English; John Stuart Gordon, the Benjamin Attmore Hewitt Associate Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Yale University Art Gallery; James Rothman, the Fergus F. Wallace Professor of Cell Biology and professor of chemistry; and Emma Sky, director of the World Fellows Program and lecturer in the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.

“And we are grateful to all of you who contributed your insights in town hall meetings, one-on-one conversations, and other discussions,” added Salovey and Holloway.

“We know that all members of the Branford community join us in congratulating Professor Bradley, and in wishing her continued success at Branford’s helm.”

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