Kevin W. Bailey is a highly regarded educator who began his career in student affairs at UNC Charlotte in 1990 and returned to campus as vice chancellor for student affairs in 2017.
In his current role, Bailey provides leadership for student success initiatives focused on the broad themes of health and wellbeing, on and off-campus living partnerships, student advocacy and compliance, student facility management, program assessment and student engagement. He has worked to support campus programs addressing food insecurity, emergency housing, financial literacy and equity and justice training for staff, while building cross-divisional partnerships with the divisions of academic and business affairs. Bailey also serves as the chief student advocate, providing advice and counsel to various undergraduate and graduate student leaders and working to ensure that a diversity of student perspectives are considered in the university-wide governance structure, policy development and strategic change process.
Over his 30 years in higher education, Bailey served as vice president for student affairs at the University of West Florida in Pensacola and associate vice president for student affairs at Tulane University. He also held leadership and teaching positions at Millersville University, Bowling Green State University, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP).
Bailey obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration from Bowling Green State University. He also holds a Master of Arts in Student Affairs in Higher Education and a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems. He is an active leader in the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA). In 2018, he chaired the 100th anniversary NASPA conference held in Philadelphia. In 2019, IUP recognized Bailey with its highest honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award.
Bailey is also a member of the Big Brother Big Sisters of Central Carolinas board of directors, and previously chaired the local agency in Northwest Florida. He is an active member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc and The Good Fellows Club.