Glen Oaks Community College announces the employment of Alissa Bailey, of Mendon, as an Institutional Research and Effectiveness Specialist. In making the announcement, Dr. Gary Wheeler, President, said Bailey will conduct research and data analysis for informed College decision-making, coordinated planning, measure institutional effectiveness and provide accountability information. The position reports to the Dean of the College.
Bailey will complete her Master of Arts degree at Western Michigan University this April. She earned a Bachelor of Science and graduated Magna Cum Laude at Western Michigan University. Bailey, a native of St. Joseph, earned an Associate of Arts degree at Lake Michigan College. While at Western Michigan University, Bailey held a Graduate Assistantship and served as an Independent Research Assistant. Bailey performed research on “Teachers and Communication,” performed telecommunications training, and implemented Statistical and Data Management Software training.
Bailey belongs to several professional associations and was a member of several student advisory committees and honor society groups. She was awarded both a Distinguished Community College Scholars Award and a Transfer Academic Scholarship upon entering the Carl and Winifred Lee Honors College at Western Michigan University. Community involvement has included Humane Society and Animal Services at Kalamazoo, Fall Festival Food Drive coordination at Benton Harbor, and Relay for Life Captain at Benton Harbor.