Dean's Office

Dean's Office

Message from the Dean

Dean T. Gerard Bradley

Greetings to all of our friends, alumni and supporters in the community. As we approach the summer, our D4 students are working hard to complete patient care and prepare for life after graduation. We hosted the CDCA/ADEX examination April 12-14 and all indications were extremely positive that our students did very well, earning the praise of the chief examiner.  They were able to enjoy Louisville hospitality and, not to mention, a small airshow and fireworks display! I am extremely proud of our students, staff and faculty who year after year pull together to show why ULSD graduates are so sought after -- their education here prepares them well for life in practice or graduate training. 

This spring we launched a ULSD Alumni Council charged with increasing Alumni engagement with the school. An officer board was formed, bylaws were approved, and Dr. Mark Schulte was elected President of the Council. I am so pleased that Mark and the other board members have accepted this responsibility. Plans are underway for an event at a UofL baseball game in May and a golf outing in the fall. As a graduate you are all members of this group, so don’t hesitate in signing up for the planned events. Stay tuned for future announcements on these and other Alumni Council events.

On April 12 we held a reception for donors recognizing and thanking them for their generosity and support. The inaugural “Deans Circle” event was held at the University Club. Donors who give in excess of $1,000 annually are invited to be in this group. Each were presented with a challenge coin that will be unique every year. This year the coin had a drawing of the school on the front side that was the creation of Kyle Mann (D4). Each year we will invite design suggestions from the students and a selection will be made based on the recommendation of the Alumni Council. Honorees will be recognized annually and will receive quarterly exclusive communications from me. Please consider making financial contributions to the school to continue the tradition of training exceptional graduates and keeping the costs to our students as low as we can. Feel free to contact Marty Wold at marty.wold@louisville.edu if you would like to learn more.

Thank you all for your continued support. I hope you have a great summer!

Sincerely,

T. Gerard Bradley, BDS, MS, Dr.Med.Dent.
Dean

May 2019