Corey S. Bradford Sr.
Prairie View A&M University’s Senior Vice President for Business Affairs Dr. Corey S. Bradford, Sr. has over 25 years in higher education experience in managing complex financial and administrative functions. He provides fiscal stewardship over hundreds of millions of dollars annually and advises the University President and other senior officers on important financial matters such as resource allocation, tuition policies, salary administration, compliance issues, and budget development. His responsibilities include administrative support services to enhance the instructional, research, and public service missions of the University. He has a track record of effective management and professional accomplishments that demonstrate his active and collaborative role in strategic planning, policy development, administrative oversight, and resource analysis for the University.
Bradford earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s in applied math and statistics from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He received an educational certificate from the Harvard Institute for Management Development and earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
At his previous employer, Bradford served as Assistant Vice President for Financial and Administrative Affairs and Ethics Officer at the Southern Illinois University System. He helped the University to secure billions of state appropriations during his tenure. He chaired a statewide consortium of public universities engaged in sharing purchasing power to reduce the cost of goods and services. He led an economic development effort to revitalize a not-for-profit organization in East St. Louis called Katherine Dunham Centers for Arts & Humanities.
He has served on multiple public boards including NACUBO Board of Directors, the Carbondale Park District, the PVAMU Foundation Board, Greater Houston Partnership, and as a financial evaluator for SACSCOC. Bradford is a former member of NACUBO’s Comprehensive and Doctoral Institutions Council and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
He has been married for 26 years to Dr. Josette E. Bradford and they have two children (twins) who are graduates of Louisiana State University.