Bradley University Names New President

By Chris Kaergard Gary Roberts
Journal Star political reporter
excerpted from the Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — It will be a hilltop homecoming for Bradley University’s next president.

Gary R. Roberts, announced as the school’s 11th leader on Friday in a ceremony at Dingeldine Music Center, is the first alumnus to hold the position since Martin “Jerry” Abegg retired in 1992.

He’s a 1970 graduate of the school and was on the university’s 1969-70 champion GE College Bowl team.

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