John C. Bravman

President John C. Bravman


Welcome to Bucknell. Here our faculty love to teach, our students strive to become the best versions of themselves, and our alumni excel in their careers.

I think you'll love Bucknell just as much as I do. It's among the very best liberal arts institutions in the country — and we're making it even stronger. I invite you to learn more about our accomplishments and plans for the future. Better yet, come see for yourself.


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...and we just keep getting better.

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During the WE DO Campaign, Bucknellians worldwide made more than $500 million in gifts and pledges that will shape the future of our University.

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Our President

President Bravman welcomed acclaimed documentarian Ken Burns as the spring 2018 Bucknell Forum speaker. • Photo by Emily Paine

President Bravman offered special congratulations to Peter Balakian '73, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the first Bucknell graduate to be named a Weis Fellow. • Photo by Emily Paine

President Bravman with Bob '45 and Doris Malesardi at the 2017 Academic Year Celebration Dinner. • Photo by Emily Paine

President Bravman cheered with the crowd at the 2018 Men's Basketball Patriot League Championship game. • Photo by Emily Paine

President Bravman at the 2017 Biz Pitch Competition, which gives student entrepreneurs the opportunity to win prizes to help them launch their ventures. • Photo by Reid Sanchez '18

During Homecoming 2017, President Bravman attended a Torah dedication at the Berelson Center for Jewish Life. • Photo by Emily Paine

Members of Bucknell's Tau Kappa Epsilon Beta Mu chapter with President Bravman to kick off the annual Reagan Run, which raises funds for the Alzheimer's Association. • Photo by Emily Paine

Tara Garrity Lebda '94, Matthew Karanian '82, Muyambi Muyambi '12, Ron Benjamin '67, Lori Greeley '82 and President Bravman at the President's Update and Alumni Awards ceremony during Reunion 2017.

Commencement 2017

President Bravman and members of Bucknell Student Government by the 2017 Senior Tribute.

President Bravman's first official selfie.

Welcoming the Class of 2018 through the Christy Mathewson-Memorial Gates at Convocation, August 2014.

President Bravman, a first-generation college graduate, welcomes Class of 2018 students who are also the first in their families to attend college.

With financial analyst Jim Cramer at the WE DO Management Education event in New York City, April 2014.

With the 2014 Homecoming Hosts and Hostesses.

With his wife, Professor Wendelin Wright (left), and author Sheryl WuDunn, Bucknell's 2014 Commencement speaker.

Wearing his Bucknell pride on his sleeve.

With some of the 2014-15 Presidential Undergraduate Executive Interns.

The keynote speech at the WE DO New York City event, November 2013.

With Pulitzer Prize winner and former poet laureate Rita Dove, the University's 2013 Janet Weis Fellow in Contemporary Letters.

President Bravman speaks at his inauguration in 2010.


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