Bradley University welcomed Peoria Illinois native Dr. Chris Reynolds as its Director of Athletics on March 17, 2015 and in March of 2018, he was elevated to the position of Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics.
Reynolds brings more than 20 years of distinguished experience to his position on the Hilltop and since his arrival at Bradley, he has overseen significant progress in multiple areas within the Department of Athletics. The positive momentum generated by the Department during his tenure has been marked by record-breaking achievements and a resurgence academically, athletically, and in the community.
On a national level, Reynolds serves as a member of the prestigious NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee and has been appointed as an officer to the executive board of the NACDA Division 1-AAA Athletics Directors Association.
Chris Reynolds was named 1st Team All-State and a Parade Magazine All-American his senior year as he led Peoria High School to a 32-1 record and an appearance in the Illinois State High School championship game. He was inducted into the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame 2004.
Reynolds attended Indiana University and was a 4-year letter-winner in basketball, serving as team captain in his senior year. Reynolds helped lead IU to Big Ten titles in 1991 and 1993 as well as a 1992 Final Four appearance. Chris earned a B.A. in 1993, a J.D. in 1996 and a Ph.D. in 2012 from Indiana University.
After receiving the Ph.D., Dr. Reynolds served as Deputy Director of Athletics for Operations and Administration at Northwestern University. He supervised all facets of planning and design of athletic capital facilities projects, including the management and oversight of the $260 million Lakefront Athletics Complex.
Prior to joining the staff at Northwestern, Dr. Reynolds served Indiana University as a Senior Associate Athletics Director and the University of Notre Dame as an Assistant Athletics Director. He also held positions in the Athletics Departments of Western Michigan University and Michigan State University.