Dr. Sample named academic vice president
August 12, 2009

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Dr. Bradford Sample has been named academic vice president of Bryan College, succeeding Dr. Cal White, who resigned earlier this year to pursue other interests.Dr. Bradford Sample


Dr. Sample comes to Bryan from Indiana Wesleyan University, where he has served for the past six years as director of liberal arts and electives, dean of the college of adult and professional studies, and most recently as an historian and associate dean of the school of social and behavioral sciences and business.


He said he was attracted to Bryan because “I have always wanted to be a part of a community of scholars and a school dedicated to spreading God’s Word to the world. I love Bryan’s commitment to God’s Truth and its reputation as a place of great community and instruction. In addition, who wouldn’t love to move to Tennessee?”


Core values he brings with him include working to ensure the college “remains true to the mission that is inspired by our faith, upholds high academic standards, and enhances our commitment to innovation and creativity that will inform administrative decisions and curricula and aid our students after they leave our institution.”


Dr. Sample and his wife, Michelle, are the parents of Caleb, 7, and Grace, 5.


President Stephen Livesay said, “We’re excited to have Dr. Sample lead our academic team. He brings a breadth of academic experience and a deep passion for a Christian liberal arts education. His academic credentials, scholarly work, biblical worldview, and commitment to Jesus Christ make him a great fit for Bryan.”