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William "Bill" Bailey, professor in the Western Illinois University School of Agriculture, has been named interim dean in the WIU College of Business and Technology, effective July 1.
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Bailey Named Interim Dean, WIU College of Business and Technology

June 30, 2015


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MACOMB, IL — William "Bill" Bailey, professor in the Western Illinois University School of Agriculture, has been named interim dean in the WIU College of Business and Technology, effective July 1.

Bailey has served as a professor in the WIU School of Agriculture since July 2013; prior to that, he served as chair of the WIU School of Ag (2005-13). Before coming to Western (from 1993), he was a professor and chair of agribusiness at Massey University (New Zealand). Prior to that appointment, he was the vice president and director of research at World Perspectives, Inc., in Washington, D.C. Bailey has also served as the deputy under-secretary of agriculture for international affairs and community programs and as the deputy vice president of the commodity credit corporation and deputy administrator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Bailey's tenure also includes commodity analysis manager for General Mills, chief economist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture and economist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office of Transportation.

"Dr. Bailey has many years of administrative leadership, and his experience will certainly serve the College of Business and Technology well," said Interim Provost Kathy Neumann.

Bailey has authored numerous book chapters and journal articles in professional publications. He has also served as an international consultant for such organizations as the U.S. Department of Agriculture, New Zealand Dairy Board, Southland Federated Farmers and the Iowa State Soybean Association.

A former captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, Bailey earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Idaho. He earned a second master's degree at Pepperdine University and his Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of Missouri.

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