Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae

J. Bradford Hodson


Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2005

Master's of Business Administration, Pittsburg State University, 1993

B.S.B.A. in Economics and Finance, Missouri Southern State University, 1991


Vice President for University Advancement, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, 2006 to present

President and Chief Executive Officer, Pittsburg State University Foundation, Inc., 2006 to present

Director of University Development, Pittsburg State University, 2003 to 2006

Director of Development, College of Business, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, 2002 to 2003

Assistant Director of Development, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri, 1998 to 2002

Director of Annual Giving, University of Central Missouri, 1997 to 1998

Director of Annual Giving, Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas, 1995 to 1997

Honors and Awards

CASE Educational Fundraising Award, 2010

CASE Educational Fundraising Award, 2013

American Association of State Colleges and Universities Executive Leadership Academy, 2011

CASE Faculty Star, 2008

Joplin Business Journal "40 Under 40"

Selected Papers, Presentations and Publications

Hodson, J.B. (January 28, 2013).  Managing the Dual Reporting Role [of Foundation Executive and University Vice President].  Presentation at the meeting of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Naples, FL.

Scott, S.A., Hodson, J.B., & Smith, J.V. (April 2, 2012), Making Leadership Everybody's Business.  Presentation at the Higher Learning Commission's Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Hodson, J.B. & Speck, B.W. (2011).  New Directions for Higher Education: Entrepreneurship in student services (No. 153).  San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Tatro, C.N. & Hodson, J.B. (2011).  Partners in student success: A community college and university working together to make higher education more accessible.  In J.B. Hodson and B.W. Speck (Eds.), New Directions for Higher Education: Entrepreneurship in student services, 153.

Hodson, J.B. (September 19, 2010).  The university's role in local and regional economic development.  Paper presented at the International Presidential Forum, Harbin University of Science and Technology, Harbin, China.