Greg Bailey Biography

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Name: Gregory P. Bailey 

Job Title: Interim Director 


Office Phone #: 330-672-0463 

Job Description : Direct and facilitate comprehensive co-curricular experience for recreation and wellness services consistent with the mission of Kent State University and the Division of Student Affairs. Assist the Dean of Students with the administration of student services functions related to wellness. Provide visionary leadership for a comprehensive university recreation department. Design and direct programs and services to meet the health, wellness, and recreational needs of the university community. Responsible for the oversight of Kent State of Well-being, Student Recreation and Wellness Center, Ice Arena, Allerton Sports Complex, Student Recreation Fields, other outdoor activity spaces, and Kent Campus satellite recreation facilities; oversight of several comprehensive budgets that includes student fees, auxiliary revenue development, and university foundation funding models. 

Worked FT at KSU since: 2000 

Education History:  

  • B.S. Cellular & Molecular Biology (Pre-medicine) - University of West Florida 
  • M.A. Sport & Recreation Administration - Kent State University 

Hobbies and Interests: Spending time with my family and watching my children participate in their activities.  

Awards and Achievements  

  • Collegiate Football Game Clock Operator since 2008 
  • Collegiate Basketball Scorebook and Scoreboard Operator since 2011 
  • Former high school certified official in basketball, football, volleyball and soccer 
  • Former USSSA and ASA umpire 
  • NIRSA-ACIS All-American Flag Football Official (Syracuse, NY - Fall 1998) 
  • Kent State University Institute for Excellence Graduate 2013 
  • LEAN Higher Education Certification 2018 
  • Recreation and Wellness Services Professional Staff of the Year 2018-2019