Dr. Van Bailey

Dr. Van Bailey
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Dr. Van Bailey is a student affairs educator, international speaker and diversity consultant. With over thirteen years of experience in higher education and nonprofits, Van’s speeches and workshops relate to LGBTQ+ student leadership, pedagogical practice, and intersectionality. In 2014, he was included in the Trans 100 and in 2015 he was also included in the 100 to Watch LBGTQ/SGL Emerging Leaders lists noting his work in higher education. Currently, he is the co-chair for the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals. Dr. Bailey is a Lambda Literary award finalist and his published work has been featured on NPR, the Boston Globe, the Huffington Post, the Feminist Wire, and Buzzfeed. As a diversity specialist, Van has worked with constituents internationality in addressing equity and inclusion on college campuses.
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Dr. Bailey was the inaugural Director of the LGBTQ Student Center at the University of Miami. He has also served as the inaugural Director of BGLTQ Student Life at Harvard College. In both roles, he established a college-wide resource center for LGBTQ+ students. Before Harvard College, he was the Assistant Director for Education at the University of California, San Diego from 2010-2012. Additionally, he worked at California State University, Northridge, for three years, first as Community Director and then as Senior Community Director in Residence Life and Housing. Dr. Bailey was awarded an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from California State University-Northridge, a MA from Ohio State University in Higher Education and Student Affairs, and a BA in black studies and English from Denison University.
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Contact Van at 703.993.2700 or vbailey4@gmu.edu