Terence Bradshaw Leadership Academy Professor

December 31, 2011

Terence C. "Terry" Bradshaw was born in Manitoba, Canada, but moved to a 110-acre farm near Corvallis when he was 10 years old. He later relocated to Yakima, Washington, then studied at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, before graduating from the University of Washington. An investor and engineer, Bradshaw worked at securities company Harris, Upham & Co. He was married to Marguerite Bradshaw until her death in January 1970. He and Isabel Hopkins Gillie Bradshaw were married in December 1971. The following year he passed away at the age of 64.

Bradshaw attended many events at OSU throughout his life, and he left a portion of his estate to the university's chemistry, engineering, and agriculture programs. After OSU received his $3.3 million estate gift in 2010, the dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences used part of the funds to create an endowment for the director of the college's new Leadership Academy. Designed in response to employer feedback, this one-year program for undergraduates focuses on enhancing interpersonal "soft skills" such as communication, problem solving, critical thinking, and teamwork. Participants work with faculty mentors and industry leaders who provide guidance, advice, and encouragement.

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