Thursday afternoon, Bucknell President, John Bravman, announced in an email that he will be taking a sabbatical after the new year. Bravman cited needing to prepare for the upcoming challenges of executing the public phase of the University’s next comprehensive campaign. He plans to participate in a few select University activities, according to his statement. One of which will include Commencement in 2024. Bravman’s sabbatical will start January 1, 2024 and conclude July 31, 2024. During that time Interim Provost Margot Vigeant and Vice President for University Strategy & Advancement Scott Rosevear will serve jointly as co-acting presidents. Bravman stated in the email that this will be his first sabbatical in 39 years and was given the “strong support of the Board of Trustees”. Bravman has been the President at Bucknell University for nearly 14-years. We’ll have more on this story in the coming days.