We don’t have to speculate any longer. The secret Bradley candidate for president is Joanne K. Glasser. The Journal Star and WEEK are making a big deal out of the fact that Bradley’s presidential candidate is a woman, as if we were living in 1957 when that would be really shocking.
President Glasser, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from George Washington University; a Juris Doctorate Degree from The University of Maryland School of Law; and a Certificate from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education’s Institute of Higher Education Management.
From everything I’ve read about her, she appears to be a perfect match for Bradley. She has the education and the fund-raising skills, and students seem to like her. According to an article in the Lexington Herald-Leader, each year she invites all freshman to her house for a backyard cookout. In 2005, that was 1,800 freshman. “She estimated 75 percent attend,” the paper reported. That certainly sets her apart from Broski, who as I understand it couldn’t be visually identified by Bradley students his entire tenure.
Hopefully, if selected, she’ll come up with a creative way to help the university grow without harming surrounding neighborhoods in the process. That would also set her apart from Broski.