Bradshaw has made a career in higher education in both medical research and health care administration for the past 35 years in Houston and Dallas. He has extensive start-up experience at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Rice University, and Baylor College of Medicine. He also held the position of chief administrative officer for the School of Nursing at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, the oldest nursing school west of the Mississippi. Currently, he serves in the president’s office at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
Much of his experience in these institutions included the design and construction of not only brick-and-mortar facilities, but also long-range planning and fundraising. He had the distinction of being the first employee of the Institute of Molecular Medicine at UT-Houston with operations housed in a single office. Today, known as The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases, the Institute now resides in its own 230,000 square foot research facility in the heart of the Texas Medical Center. A great deal of the success of the Institute and other similar entities was a direct result of philanthropy.
A 1983 graduate of Texas State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in management, Bradshaw is a native Texan descending from a pioneering Hays County family. He maintains an active interest in the family ranching activities in Kyle, which in 2018, marked 170 years of continuous operation along the Blanco River.