Creighton University President Timothy Lannon informed the Board of Trustees he will be leaving the position earlier than anticipated. Lannon had planned on retiring June of 2015 but due to health concerns he moved that date up to January 20th.
The board intends to appoint J. Christopher Bradberry, dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, as interim president beginning December 21st due to Lannon’s travel schedule.
Lannon stated, “This has been a very difficult decision to reach because of the caliber of wonderful, committed people with whom I have had the honor of working, the quality of students and alumni I have met over the years and because of the distinct honor it was for me to ‘come home’ to my alma mater as president. The achievements of Creighton during the past few years have been significant, due in large measure to the incredible dedication of our visionary trustees, faculty, staff, administration, students and alumni. I am confident that the next person stepping forward as president will continue to live out our University’s faith-filled mission,” concluded Lannon.
Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns issued this statement: “I thank Father Lannon for his lifetime of service to the Catholic community. His service as the President of Creighton University displayed his passion for educating the next generation of Catholic Leaders. As an alumnus myself, I know the profound impact Creighton has on the lives of its students. I will keep him in my prayers and wish him all the best in future endeavors.”