Dr. Geoff Bailey is a Past President for NCLCA and served as Vice President, President, and Immediate Past President (2018-2020). He earned the NCLCA Certified Learning Center Professional (Level 4) lifetime achievement in 2016 and has served on the Frank Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award Committee, President’s Outstanding Learning Center Award Committee, Innovative Use of Technology Award Committee, NCLCA/LSCHE Website Award Committee, and Conference Social Committee. He has worked in learning centers for the last 21 years of his nearly 30-year career in higher education.
Since 2014, Geoff has served as the Executive Director of REACH (Resources for Academic Achievement) and Testing Services at the University of Louisville. He received a BS degree in Sports Medicine from Guilford College, and both his MS in Counselor Education and PhD in Higher Education Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Geoff’s commitment to a servant leadership philosophy is evidenced in both his extensive institutional service and commitment to professional organizations. Additionally, Geoff serves as an adjunct faculty member for the College of Education at the University of Louisville where he teaches graduate level coursework for both the College Student Personnel and Higher Education Administration programs, as well as serving on doctoral comprehensive exam review and dissertation committees. His research interests include the impact of learning centers on student success, persistence and retention efforts, assessment, and academic self-efficacy.