Jim Bradford was reappointed Dean of Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management in December for
a five-year term, effective July 1, 2010. “Jim has worked tirelessly over the past five years to promote the Owen School to a variety of external constituencies,” says Richard McCarty, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost, adding that Bradford managed the school through an especially challenging period during the economic downturn. “I look forward to working with Jim … to maintain Owen’s upward trajectory.”
Bradford, who is also the Ralph Owen Professor of Management, was first appointed in March 2005 after serving as Acting Dean for nine months. During his tenure as Dean, Bradford has spearheaded the development and launch of several innovative programs at the school, including the Health Care MBA and master’s degrees in finance and accountancy. Also annual giving to Owen has increased more than 300 percent under his leadership.