Bell, Hill and Peevy elevated to executive associate director of athletics
Bob Bradley has been a member of the University of Kentucky Athletics Administrative staff since 1977. He has served both as Assistant Athletics Director for Student Services and later as Associate Athletics Director for Student Services and at one time also served as the Director of Compliance.
During Bob's tenure, the University of Kentucky opened the Center for Academic and Tutorial Services (CATS) in 1981. This was recognized by the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A) as the first academic center for student-athletes in the nation. UK won the College Football Association's (CFA) prestigious academic achievement award given to the University with the highest graduation rate among its football players and was honored by the Division 1A Athletics Directors' Association with the "Program of Excellence Award" for the work the Center for Academic and Tutorial Services does in preparing student-athletes for life after college. In 1998 U.K. was selected to serve as a regional center for the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS). The NCAS is a prestigious organization whose mission is to educate student-athletes regarding societal issues and utilize those student-athletes to better society by mentoring the youth of America; Bradley was selected to serve as Director of the new NCAS Regional Office.
Bradley is a past president of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A), has served as the Chair of the Southeastern Conference Directors of Student-Athlete Programs, Chair of the CHAMPS Life Skills Steering Committee of the Division 1A Athletics Directors' Association and is currently on the Planning and Development Committee of the National Consortium for Academics and Sports.
Bradley has twice been honored as "Academic Advisor of the Year", once in 1989 by the College Football Association and again in 1992 by the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics. In the fall of 2001, Bob was honored as the NCAA CHAMPS Life Skills "Administrator of the Year" by the Division I-A Athletics Directors' Association.