Dr. Brad Bielski's Bio

Dr. Bradley Bielski, Dean and Chief Administrative Officer

I am now in my twentieth year of higher education administration, currently serving in my tenth year as Dean and Chief Administrative Officer of Kent State University’s Tuscarawas campus. My position affords the opportunity to  lead the academic, enrollment, fund-raising and business aspects of the campus. Kent State Tuscarawas is located in New Philadelphia, Ohio and serves a multi-county region centered around Tuscarawas County. Our campus is recognized for excellence in academic achievement, strong relationships with the business community through workforce development, and commitment to the performing arts. Major differentiators include serving as an international touring house for broadway series shows, grammy award winning vocalists and family entertainment. We also serve as the home of national and international corporations through our Tolloty Technology Incubator. Our Golden Eagles compete nationally in athletics as a member of the USCAA.

My prior administrative experience included ten years as Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Thomas More University. In this position, I was charged with leading all academic and academically related functions. I also supervised the student affairs division, adult education enrollment management and information technology for significant periods during this tenure.

Recently, I was named Tuscarawas County’s Citizen of the Year (2021) by the Chamber of Commerce. This recognition came for my work in economic development. I was privileged to chair the annual campaign for the United Way. We broke an all-time fund raising record. Other examples of community work include:

  • Board of Directors, Tuscarawas County Economic Development Corporation, Chair
  • Board of Directors, Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital, Vice Chair
  • Board of Directors, Community Improvement Corporation, Tuscarawas County
  • Board of Directors, United Way Tuscarawas, Chair and Campaign Chair
  • Board of Directors, Tuscarawas Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors, Workforce Investment Board of Stark and Tuscarawas Counties
  • Board of Directors, Leadership Tuscarawas, Vice Chair
  • Board of Directors, Tuscarawas University Foundation Ex Officio
  • Board of Directors, Brighton Center, Chair
  • Board of Directors, Northern Kentucky Education Council, Chair
  • Board of Trustees, Thomas More University
  • Board of Directors, (Appointed, Governor of Kentucky) Education Professional Standards Board
  • Board of Directors, Notre Dame Academy

My academic background is in Physical Chemistry, specializing in statistical mechanics, quantum chemistry and analytical spectroscopy.

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