Saint Louis University

Richard Middleton IV
Richard Middleton, Ph.D., J.D.

Two Saint Louis University faculty members have been named "Young Leaders of the Year" by the St. Louis American Foundation.

Richard Middleton, Ph.D., J.D., adjunct professor of law and Stefan Bradley, Ph.D., associate professor of history and African American studies, were selected by the St. Louis American from more than 100 nominations of young African-American professionals from a variety of organizations throughout the St. Louis region.

The award is given to professionals who "are committed, compassionate and generous individuals who are truly making a positive impact in the community," and seeks to highlight young professionals and make them feel a part of the St. Louis community. It is one way the Foundation hopes to continue to attract and retain minority professionals in the region.

Stefan Bradley
Stefan Bradley, Ph.D.

Middleton and Bradley will be honored, along with 18 other award recipients, at the Salute to Young Leaders Networking Awards Reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Chase Park Plaza's Starlight Room. They also will be featured in a commemorative special section in the St. Louis American newspaper.

Tickets to the reception are $25 each and all net proceeds benefit local minority scholarships through the St. Louis American Foundation. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Kate Daniel at 314-289-5413.

SLU alumni are also included among the "Young Leaders of the Year" honorees. They are Lamar Agard (Arts and Sciences '96), Raegan Johnson (Arts and Sciences '03), Amber Simpson (Cook '07) and Ronda Williams, J.D. (Law '02).