Hagi Bradley, a native of Louisiana, earned his bachelor’s degree in history with minors in political science and psychology from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi.
After graduation, Hagi worked two years in the Millsaps Admissions Office, earned a master’s degree in political science at Louisiana State University with a minor in public administration, and spent a year at Bowling Green State University as the Coordinator of Residence Life/Greek Life.
At LSU, he worked in the Residence Life Office, Greek Affairs Office and Career Counseling through a partnership program of LSU and Louisiana Rehabilitation Services. Hagi enrolled in the Ph.D. sociology program with an emphasis in race, juvenile delinquency and social capital, thus earning another graduate degree. He taught Sociology courses for six years. He served as Associate Director of Student Life and later Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs/Director of Special Projects at Purdue University Fort Wayne. Hagi also taught Sociology courses and then went to work as Associate Dean of Students at Sewanee: The University of the South in Tennessee, where he was proud to earn the student-given title, “Dean of Fun.”
Hagi was named Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students at Earlham College in July 2017. Since then, he has tackled a multitude of projects, including enhancing student programs, updating student policies, improving campus procedures and increasing enrollment and retention.
Hagi’s favorite part of his Earlham College job is meeting students. He truly cares about them and loves to hear their ideas and listen to their concerns so he can help them reach their true potential. His goal is to make sure each and every student receives not only a superior education but also a fun, memorable and safe college experience.
Hagi loves to laugh and his broad smile and easy-going way immediately put people at ease. This is a true gift when Hagi must defuse tense situations or deal with stressed students. In his rare free time, Hagi enjoys movies of all types (cartoons are his favorite), college football, music concerts and his beloved Boudreaux (pronounced BOO-dro), a highly energetic and entertaining Chihuahua-Pug-Pomeranian mix.