The Graduate School of Education recently acquired a new name; the David T. Bailey Graduate School of Education. Trustees recently voted to rename the school after Bailey, the largest supporter of the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. With his financial support, the college and the scholarships now offered for future educators are making a difference in the lives of students in Knoxville and across the state.
“The impact of opportunities afforded to students and faculty of our renamed graduate school as a result of Mr. Bailey’s generosity will ripple through their lives and the lives of those with whom they work throughout their careers as educators,” said Susan Benner, associate dean of the college and director of the graduate school.
Bailey, a 1950 alumnus of the Haslam College of Business, played for the Volunteers Football and golf teams during his educational career. He is now a successful business executive and benefactor to the university and the community. In 2007, the Claxton Addition wing of the college’s Claxton Education Building was renamed the Jane and David Bailey Education complex in honor of Bailey and his wife.