Robert L. Bradley Jr., a retired school administrator in the Niagara Falls City School District, has been elected and named to the Niagara University Board of Trustees. The appointment was announced by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of the university.

Bradley’s diverse work in education has spanned decades. He most recently was chief educational administrator at Niagara Falls High School until his retirement in June 2019, and has held positions within the district including administrator on special assignment, principal, assistant principal, and project director. He was also a guidance counselor in the Lockport City School District and served as a member of the Niagara Falls Board of Education.

Bradley, an ordained minister, is also active within the community as a member of the board of trustees for Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and for Heart, Love & Soul. Previous roles include executive director of the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club, commissioner of the Niagara County Conditional Release Program, and member of the Niagara Falls Rotary Club.

He holds a B.A. in sociology from State University College at Buffalo, and an M.S.Ed. and a professional diploma in school counseling from Niagara University.

“Robert established himself as a seasoned and wise school administrator, always putting the education and well-being of students first. He is a fixture in the community of Western New York and a beacon of light for the City of Niagara Falls. He embodies our Vincentian mission in his lifelong commitment to education in underserved communities. We look forward to the impact he will have as a trustee of Niagara University,” said Father Maher.