Jan. 17, 2018

January 17, 2018: Leadership Transitions

Creighton University President, the Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, SJ

There are two significant leadership changes occurring this spring, and I write today to share additional information on transition plans for each position. 

As you are aware, Dr. Chris Bradberry, dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, is retiring in April. Provost Tom Murray and I are pleased to share that Associate Dean Amy Wilson, PharmD, has accepted our invitation to be the interim dean while a national search is underway for SPAHP’s next leader. Additional information regarding membership of the search committee will be shared when plans are finalized. 

In addition, last week Dan Burkey, senior vice president for Operations, announced that he will begin transitioning out of his role on March 31, after 27 years at Creighton. Fortunately, Dan has graciously offered to ease into retirement by continuing to provide occasional assistance through the spring to facilitate a smooth transition to his successor. 

Dr. Tanya Winegard, vice provost for Student Life, has agreed to chair the national search for this important role at the University, and search committee membership will be announced soon. 

Chris and Dan have contributed so much to the University during their many years at Creighton, and their institutional knowledge, as well as deep understanding of Jesuit higher learning, will be greatly missed. 

Finally, this week we celebrate the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most visible leaders of the civil rights movement. Numerous activities are occurring on campus to commemorate Dr. King’s legacy, including a well-attended Monday lecture by civil rights attorney and activist Fred Gray and today’s Unity Prayer Luncheon featuring the Rev. Stephen Thorne, pastor of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Philadelphia. Information regarding remaining events is available online.


Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ