Bailey named secretary of student affairs group


Ann Bailey

Mississippi State's Ann Bailey is the newly elected secretary of the Southern Association for College Student Affairs Foundation Board.

The university's housing and residence life director, she recently was elected to a two-year term with the independent organization representing higher education practitioners, educators and students in the field. (For more, visit

Since joining SACSA in 1984, the veteran administrator has served in various leadership capacities, including its 2005-06 president. Previously, she was the association's vice president for partnerships, a foundation board trustee and nominations committee member.

"The Southern Association for College Student Affairs is the leading regional association for student affairs professionals," Bailey said. "I got involved and attended my first SACSA conference in 1984 as a graduate student at Florida State University."

A Birmingham, Ala., native, Bailey came to MSU in 1993 and became head of the housing and residence life office in 2000 after serving as assistant director. A University of Montevallo (Ala.) graduate, she holds master's and doctoral degrees from FSU and MSU, respectively.

In her role at Mississippi's largest university, she oversees all aspects of on-campus housing, including administrative operations, residence life, maintenance and facilities, and budget and finance. (For more, visit

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