Alderson Broaddus University
President James “Tim” Barry, Ed.D
President Dr. James “Tim” Barry serves as the current president of Alderson Broaddus University (AB). Dr. Barry’s appointment by the AB Board of Trustees was effective on December 22, 2015.
Dr. 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.
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 was 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.
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.
Currently, Dr. Barry serves on the following Boards:
AB Board of Trustees – ex officio
AB Endowment Corporation
Appalachian College Association
Barbour County Chamber of Commerce – vice president
Barbour County Economic Development Authority
Great Midwest Athletic Conference
Independent College Enterprise (ICE) – president
West Virginia Independent Colleges and Universities (WVICU) – president
Dr. Barry is married to Ronda Barry, and together they have two children, Liz (Eric) Brewer and Matt (Kaci) Barry, who both reside with their families in the Kansas City area. The Barrys are also the proud grandparents of Jack, Molly, and Will Brewer.