Dr. Kelly Bailey became President of Community Care College, Clary Sage College, and Oklahoma Technical College in June of 2017. Prior to taking the helm at Community HigherEd, Dr. Bailey has a 20-year history of working successfully in both higher education and the nonprofit sector. Kelly served at the executive leadership level at Oral Roberts University, Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma and other international non-profit organizations. Dr. Bailey began her career as an instructor in vocational education and has worked substantially with initiating and managing sponsored programs and working effectively with intercollegiate grants and research. Kelly has extensive experience in organizational development and advancement, international budget development and deployment, and creating modalities of operational efficiency and effectiveness.
Dr. Bailey holds an undergraduate degree in Human Resource Development and Training from Northeastern State University and has earned a Master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in Human Relations with a dual focus in Organizational Dynamics and Communications.
Kevin Kirk is one of our board members and former President of Community Care College, Clary Sage College, and Oklahoma Technical College, where he has served for 14 years. Prior to his current position, Kevin worked as a learning performance consultant for IBM. Dr. Kirk was also employed by the Mayo Clinic as Chair of the Division of Education Services. He also served as Director of Continuing Education at Utah State University. Dr. Kirk has also been employed by three public community colleges.