University News

Adler University Announces
 Dr. Bradley O'Hara as Executive Dean
 of Its Vancouver Campus 08.22.16
Adler University Announces
Dr. Bradley O'Hara as Executive Dean
of Its Vancouver Campus

Adler University has appointed Bradley O’Hara, Ph.D., M.B.A., as Executive Dean of its Vancouver Campus. His appointment follows national search with participation from Adler students, faculty, staff, and trustees.

“Dr. O’Hara comes to us with a wealth of experience and accomplishment in higher education leadership in Canada and the United States,” said Raymond E. Crossman, Ph.D., President of Adler University. “His leadership has consistently focused on students and student learning and on development of new programs.”

Previously, O’Hara served as Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at University Canada West, overseeing undergraduate and graduate programs and student services. His experience also includes roles as Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Langara College, a Vancouver community college enrolling 21,000 students; and Provost and Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Louisiana System; and leadership and faculty roles at Southeastern Louisiana University. Prior to his career in higher education, O’Hara worked in human resources, organizational development, sales, and sales management.

At Adler, O’Hara will oversee seven master’s- and doctoral-level programs, a growing student body, and a relocation to a permanent campus at 510 Seymour St. in Vancouver.

“I am thrilled and honored to assume this position,” O’Hara said. “To serve as the Vancouver Campus Executive Dean is to lead an extraordinarily talented and committed community in the pursuit of social justice. I look forward to accomplishing great things together.”

O’Hara holds a doctorate in marketing from Louisiana State University, a master of business administration from University of Windsor, and a bachelor of commerce from University of Windsor. A Hamilton, Ontario, native, O’Hara resides with his partner of 26 years in Vancouver and Seattle.

About Adler University

Adler University educates students to engage the world and create a more just society. Established in 1952, it enrolls more than 1,400 students in master’s and doctoral programs for social change through its campuses in downtown Chicago and Vancouver, as well as an Online Campus. Adler University’s mission is to continue the pioneering work of Alfred Adler, the first community psychologist, by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities and advancing social justice.