College Announces Interim President

Bradley J. Caskey Will Lead a Smooth Transition

On October 1st, the college’s beloved president Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith stepped down due to health complications.

As Flaherty-Goldsmith was not able to finish the 2018-19 term, BSC Provost Dr. Bradley J. Caskey has been named interim president. Caskey came to BSC as provost in 2017 after more than three decades of service at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. There, he was recently the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, overseeing 16 academic departments and interdisciplinary programs that include 2,200 students and more than 200 faculty and staff. Caskey previously served as associate and interim dean and chair of the psychology department.

BSC Associate Provost Dr. Tim Smith will serve as interim provost.

Caskey says, “During this time of transition, I look forward to working with those on campus and beyond to keep our current initiatives moving in a positive direction and to identify and implement new actions designed to increase the impact of a BSC education. We have a superb team in place and I am confident that we will meet the challenge of our motto, ‘Forward, Ever!’”

While we will miss President Flaherty-Goldsmith, we are confident with the BSC staff that the transition will be smooth. While the college continue its search for the new president, Birmingham-Southern students, staff, and faculty can rest assured, knowing that they’re in good hands.

Special thanks to the Office of Communications for the quotations and photo.