University of Sioux Falls

Presidential Search

Members of the USF Community,

After a rigorous national search lasting nearly seven months, I’m pleased to announce and welcome Dr. Brett Bradfield as incoming president of University of Sioux Falls. Throughout this selection process and throughout his time with USF, which began in 2000, Dr. Bradfield has proven himself an outstanding Christ-centered leader with a passion for community strength, education and academic excellence. We’re thrilled to move into the next chapter of the university with his leadership.

Dr. Bradfield has proven his innovative leadership both at the university and within the Sioux Falls community. In Dr. Bradfield’s current capacity as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, he currently has direct oversight of all academic programs. He has directly administered, provided administrative advocacy and leadership, and/or directly created 17 new academic programs for the University, including leadership in securing of its first fully online degree programs.

Selection was headed by a 16-member Presidential Search Committee made up of faculty, staff, students and trustees working in conjunction with the Board of Trustees.

Below you will find more on Dr. Bradfield and the selection process that led to his selection as incoming president. The Board of Trustees asks you to join us in welcoming Dr. Bradfield as 23rd President of the university.


Tom Lillibridge

University of Sioux Falls Board of Trustees

Recent Updates (view all)

January 31, 2017

USF Selects Dr. Brett Bradfield as Next University President

Following a rigorous, nationwide search, the University of Sioux Falls Board of Trustees announced on Tuesday that Dr. Brett Bradfield will become 23rd President of the Sioux Falls-based, Christian, liberal arts university.
December 2, 2016

November 2016 USF Presidential Search Update

The Presidential Search Committee recently conducted telephone interviews with the leading presidential candidates in order to identify those most suitable for consideration by the Personnel Committee of the Board of Trustees. At this time, the Presidential Search Committee is pleased to inform you that we have identified a set of candidates to advance to the Personnel Committee for their consideration for the USF presidency.