Portrait of Kevin Bialey

Dr. Kevin Bailey

Vice President | Student Affairs | 850-474-2214 | baileyk@uwf.edu

Dr. Kevin Bailey is the vice president for Student Affairs. He provides leadership and oversight for the formulation, coordination and implementation of university-wide policies, programs and services related to the personal, cultural and general welfare of the student body outside the classroom. He has been in student affairs for 20 years and has worked at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Bowling Green State University, Millersville University of Pennsylvania and Tulane University before assuming his role at UWF in August 2010.

Bailey, as most people call him, is active in the student affairs profession having served elected or appointed positions in state, regional and national organizations including the Southern Association of College Student Affairs (SACSA), ACPA and NASPA. He has delivered numerous presentations and is the co-author of book chapters in the Jossey-Bass Publications African American Men in College, Campus Crisis Management: A Comprehensive Guide to Planning, Prevention, Response and Recovery and the NASPA Publication Beginning Your Journey: A Guide for New Professionals in Student Affairs. He is skilled in the development of student leadership programs and managing campus crises. As a Hurricane Katrina survivor, Dr. Bailey was the subject of a 2007 documentary produced by WIUP-TV on leadership and crisis. A follow-up documentary was produced in 2008.

Dr. Bailey has been recognized by the City of Toledo, OH, Outstanding Young Men of America, the International Who’s Who of Professionals, Bowling Green State University and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. for his professional accomplishments and contributions to student life and higher education. Most recently, he was recognized by his alma mater as the 2009 Ronald Lunardini Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.

Bailey holds a doctorate in higher education administration from Bowling Green State University and is a graduate of the Management Development Program sponsored by the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. His master’s and bachelor’s degrees are from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is originally from Philadelphia, PA, is an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan, member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and went to the same high school as Bill Cosby, Teller of Penn & Teller, and Larry of the Three Stooges. He proudly boasts that he has never mowed a lawn in his life!

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