Western Kentucky University

Division of Student Affairs: Office of the Vice President


Office of the

Vice President of

Student Affairs

Howard Bailey

Mr. Howard Bailey, Vice President for Student Affairs

Howard Bailey presently holds the position of Vice President for Student Affairs at Western Kentucky University, where he supervises 125 professional and several hundred student employees in nine departments. Prior to this position, he was the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Student Life. He is the primary student advocate for 20,000 students and oversees their general welfare outside the classroom. Howard came to WKU as an undergraduate student and received both his B.A. and M.A. degrees. For the past 40 years, he has worked in the area of college student development where he has assisted thousands of college students in graduating and preparing themselves for the real world. He also sets on many boards and commissions at local, state, and national levels.



Mission Statement for Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs supports the University’s mission to prepare students to be productive, engaged leaders by intentionally providing high quality opportunities that extend learning beyond the classroom. The Division strives to equip staff with excellence in professional development and opportunities for personal growth for the purpose of meeting the needs of constituents.


Contact our Office:

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

Location:  Potter Hall, Room 442

Phone:  270-745-2791

Hours:  8:00 am - 4:30 pm

 Last Modified 7/19/13