Deb Bailey was appointed to the Board of Trustees in August, 2013, and she was elected to serve another six year term beginning January 1, 2015.
Deb Bailey is director of Corporate Relations for Steelcase Inc. Locally, Deb has also worked at Custer Office Environments, Herman Miller, Inc. Haworth, Inc., Aquinas College and the Women’s Resource Center.
She is currently on the Boards of The Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation, Hospice of Michigan, Aquinas College, St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation and the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. She is a founder of Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.
Deb has also served on numerous other community boards, committees, and capital campaigns. For her work and her community service, Deb has received a number of awards, including: the YWCA Tribute Award for Community Service, the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce Athena Award, Herman Miller’s Outstanding Employee Award and The Aquinas College Outstanding Alumni Award. She was also named one of The Grand Rapids Business Journal’s 25 Most Influential Women in West Michigan.
She attended GRCC and holds a bachelor’s degree in English, Communications and Education and a master’s degree in Counseling from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. She also holds a master’s degree in Management from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids.