Akirah Bradley-Armstrong of Student Affairs to Take Position in California | CU Boulder today

Provost Russell Moore today announced that the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Akirah Bradley-Armstrong has accepted the post of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Achievement at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Bradley-Armstrong will be completing most of the spring semester at CU Boulder. Its last day will be April 1. Moore plans to announce an interim leader and a process to appoint a permanent successor to lead the student affairs division later this spring.

“I would like to thank Akirah for her exceptional leadership within our student affairs division,” said Moore. “In every role she has played in the division, Akirah has brought vision, purpose and an abundant warmth and humanity to the mission of serving students and working in partnership with faculty and staff. We wish him good luck at UC Santa Cruz.

Moore recognized Bradley-Armstrong for his leadership in a number of important stages of student affairs, including the following:

  • Began to serve as Vice-Chancellor in January 2020, at the start of the pandemic. His leadership throughout the collaboration was student-focused and helped the Student Affairs division overcome significant financial impacts.
  • From Katherine Eggert, Senior Vice-President, Academic Planning and Assessment, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor and Director of Communications Jon Leslie and Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and Director IT Marin Stanek to initiate and lead the Undergraduate Student Success Leadership Implementation Team ( BUS-LIT).
  • Led the transformation of Hallett Hall as part of Social Justice in 2017, with the addition of two new Living and Learning Communities (LLC), Lucile B. Buchanan LLC and Multicultural Perspectives LLC, created to better support under-represented students.
  • Led the creation of Housing Master Plan to guide the housing and support needs of residents for the next 10 years and provide a framework for campus housing plans for the next 30 years.
  • Supervision of the opening in 2019 of the new Williams Village Est Residence.
  • Served as a faculty affiliate in the Master’s program in higher education with the School of Education.

Bradley-Armostrong began her work at CU Boulder in 2016 as Dean of Students and also served as Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, managing student operations and auxiliaries. Prior to working at CU Boulder, Bradley worked as a student affairs manager at the University of California at Berkeley, for Semester at Sea, and the University of Vermont. She is currently a faculty member and lecturer in the Masters of Higher Education program at CU Boulder and has published several articles in higher education journals and books.

“It has been an absolute privilege to work with and for the staff, faculty and students who make up our college community at CU Boulder,” said Bradley-Armstrong. “I’m incredibly proud of the progress we’ve made and the work we’ve done to support our students who overcome challenges every day. The CU community has taught me so much during my time here, and these experiences have helped influence my professional growth. I am grateful for the opportunities I have had over the past six years at CU as a Buff, and I will be taking those lessons with me on the next leg of my journey.

Bradley-Armstrong received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Mansfield University in Pennsylvania, a Masters of Education in Higher Education Student Business from the University of Vermont, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of California, Davis


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