Emeritus and Retired Faculty and Staff Association

Abraham “Abe” Baily, JD


Student Affairs, EOP, School Relations, Outreach Programs; Athletics/Student Affairs Development

Served as Dean for Student Affairs, Director of EOP Program, Director of School Relations, Acting Director of Student Affirmative Action Program, Director of University Outreach Programs, Athletics/Student Affairs Development Director, and Athletics Marketing Director.

Instructor for Public Administration and Social Welfare and Corrections; was a WASC Accreditation Team member for senior and professional institutions.

Youngest Chief Student Personnel Officer in the California University System.

Initiated Cooperative Education, established the Model Student Advising and Orientation Program, opened the institution-wide Student Learning Center.

Founded the system’s first Disabled Student Services Program, implemented the Campus Residence Multicultural Program, and created and implemented the nation’s first student grievance process.

Volunteer for numerous community programs and service organizations:  President of the Greater Chico Chamber of Commerce; founding board member (and later President) for a crisis intervention center; board member for Community Access Television; founding board member (Past President) for Boys & Girls Club of Chico, and past President of the Work Training Center.

Read graduates’ names at Chico State commencement ceremonies for over 30 years; public address announcer for Chico State Athletics, and MC for numerous events throughout the community.

Current President of Chapter 77 (Chico) of the Retired Public Employees Association (RPEA).

Portrait of Abraham “Abe” Baily, JD