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.
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.”
Dr. James (Tim) Barry began his higher education administration career in admissions at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Briar Cliff in 1971; and earned both a Master and Doctor of Education in Adult Continuing Education from Northern Illinois University, in 1979 and 1992, respectively.
Before arriving at Alderson Broaddus University, Dr. Barry completed an assignment with The Registry of College and University Presidents as interim vice president of advancement at Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y.
Dr. Barry is the former vice president of development for People to People International and previously worked as the executive director at Newman Catholic Student Center at the University of Iowa. He has also served as president of St. Edmond School System in Fort Dodge, Iowa and Mount Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota. He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including serving as President of Non-Profit Connect (Greater Kansas City Council on Philanthropy), Quad Cities Sales Executives, South Dakota Foundation of Independent Colleges, and Yankton (South Dakota) Area Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Barry is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Council of Independent Colleges.
President Barry has spent the last 44 years devoting his talents to higher education administration. With many years of experience in governance, development management, enrollment management, and economic development, Dr. Barry values and cherishes the presence of students in his life.