Dr. Akirah J. Bradley is the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs for the University of Colorado Boulder. Before moving into the Vice Chancellor role, Dr. Bradley served as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at CU Boulder, overseeing auxiliaries and areas of student engagement. Prior to that, she also served as the Dean of Students/ Associate Vice Chancellor for CU Boulder advocating for students, serving as an executive point of contact for student crisis and supporting student engagement.
Overall Dr. Bradley has approximately 15 years of experience in student affairs, and prior to CU Boulder has served in various leadership positions University of California, Berkeley, the University of Vermont, and on Semester at Sea. Highlights of her experience include student development, student conduct, behavioral intervention team management, residence life, procedural establishment, and crisis response.
Dr. Bradley earned her Ed.D in Educational Leadership from the University of California, Davis. She also holds a M.Ed in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont and a B.S. in Business Administration from Mansfield University in Pennsylvania. Her research focus is qualitative exploration of administrators’ response to university crisis and support systems available to assist administrators in the aftermath of crisis. She has presented at national and regional conferences, taught various university courses, and published articles in higher education journals. Dr. Bradley is currently an instructor in CU Boulder’s Masters in Higher Education program where she teaches the Leadership in Higher Education course. Dr. Bradley was most recently published as a contributing author to Keep Calm and Call the Dean of Students: A Guide to Understanding the Many Facets of the Dean of Students’ Role (Stylus Publishing, LLC; First Edition 2019).