Guy Bailey

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Guy H. Bailey
President of
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Assumed office
April 28, 2014
President of the
University of Alabama
In office
July 11, 2012 – October 31, 2012
Preceded by Robert E. Witt
Succeeded by Judy Bonner
President of
Texas Tech University
Preceded by Jon Whitmore
Personal details
Born (1950-08-09) August 9, 1950 (age 66)
Alma mater University of Alabama

Guy Hubert Bailey (born August 9, 1950) is a sociolinguist and the 1st president of the University of Texas–Rio Grande Valley.[1][2] He was the president of the University of Alabama, his baccalaureate alma mater.[3][4][5] He was previously the president of Texas Tech University and held earlier positions at Emory University, Texas A&M University, and Oklahoma State University, prior to serving as dean of liberal arts at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. From there he became provost of the University of Texas at San Antonio. Before assuming the role at Texas Tech, he was the chancellor of the University of Missouri–Kansas City.

Education[edit]

Bailey holds a bachelor's and master's degrees in English from the University of Alabama and a doctorate in English linguistics from the University of Tennessee. He did postdoctoral studies at Emory University and Stanford University. He is the author of about 100 books and articles.[6]

Career[edit]

University of Texas at San Antonio[edit]

Before accepting the position of chancellor at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, Bailey served as the provost at the University of Texas at San Antonio.[7]

University of Missouri–Kansas City[edit]

Bailey's term as chancellor of the University of Missouri–Kansas City began on January 1, 2006.[7]

Texas Tech University[edit]

On July 2, 2008, Bailey was selected to succeed Jon Whitmore as the president of Texas Tech University. He assumed the position on August 1, 2008.[8][9] Bailey's wife, Jan Tillery, is a Texas Tech graduate who was raised in the Lubbock area.[10]

University of Alabama[edit]

On July 11, 2012, Bailey was named the incoming president of the University of Alabama. His appointment began in early September 2012.[11]

On October 31, 2012, Bailey announced his stepping down as president of the University, to focus on his wife's healthcare needs.[12]

University of Texas–Rio Grande Valley[edit]

In 2014, Bailey was revealed to be a shortlisted candidate for the position of inaugural president of The University of Texas–Rio Grande Valley.[13] He was announced as the sole finalist, and de facto incoming president, on 28 April 2014.[14]

Work in linguistics[edit]

Bailey is known nationally for his work in linguistics and has often researched jointly with his wife. One of his most notable projects is a long-term sociolinguistic study, in collaboration with Patricia Cukor-Avila, of an African-American town nicknamed "Springville" in the Brazos Valley of Texas.

Family[edit]

Bailey has two adult children, Jordan and Brooks, from his first marriage. He was married to his second wife Jan Tillery-Bailey until her death on September 1, 2013.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF) .
  2. ^ Fischler, Jacob (2014-04-29). "UT regents name former Alabama president sole finalist for inaugural UT-RGV presidency". The McAllen Monitor. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  3. ^ Eaton, Kim (September 4, 2012). "Guy Bailey era begins at University of Alabama". Tuscaloosa News. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ Reeves, Jay (2012-07-12). "It's back to 'Bama for Bailey: Hired away from Tech, Crimson Tide alum happy to go 'home'". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. pp. A1, A4. Retrieved 2012-07-16. 
  5. ^ "Dr. Guy Bailey Named President of The University of Alabama". University of Alabama. July 11, 2012. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 
  6. ^ Hoover, Brittany; Westbrook, Ray; Wilen, Holden (2012-07-07). "Gone with the Tide". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. pp. A1, A10. Retrieved 2012-07-13.  Print version contains details not found in the web version. See also "Guy Bailey becomes Texas Tech's 15th president". Texas Tech Today. 2008-07-24. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  7. ^ a b "Bailey selected as Chancellor of UMKC". Kansas City Business Journal. July 25, 2005
  8. ^ "Guy Bailey Becomes Texas Tech's 15th President". Texas Tech University. July 24, 2008
  9. ^ Tech's new president, Guy Bailey, officially takes office
  10. ^ "Tech appears set on president". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. July 3, 2008
  11. ^ "Dr. Guy Bailey Named President of The University of Alabama". University of Alabama News. Retrieved 2 August 2012.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  12. ^ http://uanews.ua.edu/2012/10/announcement-from-university-of-alabama-president-guy-bailey/
  13. ^ "In search for inaugural UT-RGV president, 4 of 5 remaining candidates identified". [The McAllen Monitor]. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  14. ^ Fischler, Jacob (2014-04-29). "UT regents name former Alabama president sole finalist for inaugural UT-RGV presidency". The McAllen Monitor. Retrieved 2014-04-29.  "Regents name Guy Bailey sole finalist for president of UTRGV". 2014-04-28. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  15. ^ Gross, Natalie (September 2, 2013). "Jan Bailey, wife of former Tech president, passes away Sunday after long cancer battle". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Archived from the original on September 5, 2013. Retrieved September 5, 2013.