President Bradley leads ISU visit to Washington

September 23 2008

Indiana State University President Dan Bradley recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with members of Indiana's Congressional delegation and update lawmakers about Indiana State's ongoing efforts to provide educational excellence for students and community engagement throughout the Wabash Valley, Indiana and the nation.

"Our elected representatives play an important role in the growth of the university," Bradley said. "I felt it was important to introduce myself and provide details on our plans for the future of the institution. Our legislators were genuinely interested in the accomplishments of our faculty and students, and offered their assistance in our plans for the future."

Bradley thanked Sen. Evan Bayh for his support of the College of Business, and updated the senator on Indiana State's efforts to convert the Terre Haute Federal Building to the new home for the college. Sen. Richard Lugar was briefed on plans for the new College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services, on efforts to work with the Lugar Center for Rural Health, and the recent ISU participation in the joint program with the University of Liaoning in northern China.

The President also met with: Eighth District Congressman Brad Ellsworth concerning the business incubator at the Center for Business Support and Economic Innovation; Fourth District Congressman Steve Buyer regarding the Lawrence County Sycamore Initiative; and Seventh District Congressman Andre Carson concerning the Networks Financial Institute program.

As part of the visit to Washington Sept. 15 ? 16, Bradley and his wife Cheri hosted a reception for ISU alumni and Congressional staff on Capitol Hill, followed by a dinner with former ISU vice president and former Congressman Ed Pease and ISU friends and donors.

Joining President and Mrs. Bradley on the trip were Brian Hasler, executive assistant for external relations; Gene Crume, president of the ISU Foundation; John Newton, foundation vice president; and members of the foundation staff. "Success in today's educational environment requires good relationships with elected officials at the federal, state and local levels, and the Washington fly-in provided us with a chance to build upon and expand on our relationships and share the great news about Indiana State University with key partners," Bradley said.

Contact: Brian Hasler, executive assistant to the president for external relations, Indiana State University, bhasler@isugw.indstate.edu

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ISU President Dan Bradley recently traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with members of Indiana's Congressional delegation and update lawmakers about Indiana State's ongoing efforts to provide educational excellence for students and community engagement throughout the Wabash Valley, Indiana and the nation.

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