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In Memoriam: Keith Bailey

Keith BaileyLong-time UPCEA member and colleague Keith Bailey (1970-2020) passed away in early December 2020. Dr. Bailey served as Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning and Dean of WVU Online at West Virginia University. In this role, he oversaw the day-to-day operations of both WVU Online and the University’s Teaching and Learning Commons. Dr. Bailey previously served as the Director of the Office of Online Learning at the University of Georgia and as the Assistant Dean for eLearning at the Penn State University’s College of Arts and Architectures. 

As well as being an active PCO professional, Dr. Bailey contributed to UPCEA in many ways, having served on various Online Leadership Roundtable Advisory Councils and UPCEA Networks and subcommittees, as a program reviewer for the Summit for Online Leadership and Administration, and as a speaker, moderator, and attendee at a wide range of events and convenings.

Those who knew Dr. Bailey characterize him as an innovative thinker and a visionary leader. He was both highly collaborative and a joy to spend time with. UPCEA extends its heartfelt condolences to the Bailey family. Dr. Bailey is survived by his wife and three children. Colleagues are invited to share remembrances of Keith here. His obituary is found here.  


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