President Barry

Alderson Broaddus University is pleased to welcome President James (Tim) Barry, Ed.D who will serve until a permanent president is selected. Dr. Barry’s appointment was announced by the ABU Board of Trustees in early December, and is effective as of December 22, 2015.

Dr. Barry brings knowledge and experience in governance, development management, enrollment management, and economic development to the position and has spent the last 44 years in higher education administration.

In announcing his appointment, Ron Burbick, chairman of the ABU Board of Trustees, noted Dr. Barry’s experience as an executive-level administrator.

“We appreciate Dr. Barry’s willingness to serve Alderson Broaddus University as its interim president,” said Burbick. “He will provide what is needed as we move forward and we have complete confidence in his ability to provide quality, dependable leadership to the University during this transitional period.”

Alderson Broaddus University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The University will host a visit November 14&15, 2016, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission. Alderson Broaddus University has been accredited by the HLC since 1959. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the university to the following address:

Public Comment on Alderson Broaddus University
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on HLC’s website

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.

All Comments must be received by October 14, 2016.