Guy Bailey resigns University of Alabama

Guy Bailey
7:41 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Wife of Ex-UA President Dies

Dr. Guy Bailey with his wife, Dr. Jan Tillery-Bailey, who passed away this past weekend.
president.ua.edu

The wife of former University of Alabama president Guy Bailey has died.

   A university statement says Jan Tillery-Bailey died Sunday night at a hospital in Birmingham.

   The 63-year-old Tillery-Bailey had health problems for several years.

   Tillery-Bailey was the wife of Guy Bailey, who was named president of the University of Alabama but resigned two months later last year citing his wife's illness.

   The Texas native was a linguistics professor before retiring because of her health in 2008.

Business & Education
11:38 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Former UA President Explains Quick Departure

Former University of Alabama President Guy Bailey
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Former University of Alabama President Guy Bailey says he resigned because his ill wife would drive herself to meet the social obligations of being a president's wife and that would put her life at risk.

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UA President
4:50 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

2 Aides To Former UA President Still Being Paid

Although Guy Bailey resigned as UA president in late October, two of his aides continue to draw a salary.
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Two top aides to former University of Alabama President Guy Bailey are leaving the school but will continue to draw a salary for months.


Both presidential assistant Mary Larson Diaz and presidential chief of staff Justin Clark moved to Tuscaloosa with Bailey from Texas Tech University after he took the job at Alabama. Their combined salaries were $246,000 annually.


But both positions were eliminated following Bailey's unexpected resignation after just two months on the job.

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Business & Education
12:28 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

AP: Resigned UA President Making $535K Annually

Guy Bailey resigned as president of the University of Alabama in October.
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The University of Alabama is still paying ex-President Guy Bailey $535,000 a year even though he resigned after just two months on the job.

Bailey cited his wife's health in unexpectedly quitting in late October. But university system spokeswoman Kellee Reinhart told The Associated Press on Friday that Bailey remains on the university payroll.

Bailey is officially on leave through August. He could return to campus as an English professor after that.

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UA-Interim Provost
5:12 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

UA Taps Interim Provost To Replace New President

The University of Alabama has named a replacement for provost Judy Bonner, who was recently tapped as the school's first female president.
Credit University of Alabama

The University of Alabama has named a replacement for provost Judy Bonner, who was recently tapped as the school's first female president.


Long-time administrator and faculty member Joe Benson will serve as interim provost, which is the school's chief academic official.


Benson has been vice president for research and vice provost since 2009. A statement released Monday says he will continue in the vice presidential slot and as provost until his planned retirement in summer 2013.

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Business & Education
8:05 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Alabama Trustees to Discuss Bailey Departure

Dr. Guy Bailey and his wife, Dr. Jan Tillery-Bailey
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University of Alabama trustees are gathering in Tuscaloosa to discuss a new president following Guy Bailey's resignation after less than two months in office.


Board pro tem Paul Bryant Jr. says members will discuss presidential succession at a meeting on Thursday.

Bailey announced his resignation on Wednesday, saying it was due to the health of wife Jan Tillery-Bailey.


A statement didn't reveal anything about her condition, but a university spokeswoman says Bailey's wife was critically ill over the summer.

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