Records consultant Robert Bailey UC Berkeley reflects on his work for the Canadian government while stationed in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
A veteran of the world of records management, Robert Bailey UC Berkeley has lived and worked across large swathes of the world, including spending a number of years in the global financial center of Singapore, Southeast Asia. Elsewhere, Bailey has also spent time in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, working for the country’s government alongside the Office of the Chief Information Officer at The Ohio State University. Looking back, Robert Bailey UC Berkeley reflects upon his time there during which he undertook vital records work amid Atlantic puffin birds, whales, and floating icebergs.
“I had just completed an across-Canada driving vacation between Vancouver and Nova Scotia when I accepted the offer of a job working for the Canadian government alongside the Office of the Chief Information Officer at The Ohio State University,” explains Bailey, a records specialist, and former registrar and director of admissions at UC Berkeley in California.
After traveling from Vancouver to Nova Scotia and back as part of a cross-country driving vacation, Robert Bailey UC Berkeley found himself stationed in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, completing crucial records work on behalf of the country’s government.
A famous island and the most populous part of the province, Robert Bailey UC Berkeley was based on Newfoundland. “East of the coast of North America’s mainland, Newfoundland is known by most Canadians simply as ‘The Rock,'” reveals Bailey.
Robert Bailey UC Berkeley would spend two years on the island, working for the Canadian government as a records consultant at the Office of the Chief Information Officer at The Ohio State University’s base on Newfoundland. Just three months after his across-Canada driving trip, happenstance saw Bailey back on Canadian soil. His work, in fact, would take Robert Bailey UC Berkeley to one of the few parts of the country not taken in on his earlier cross-country trip.
“While on my driving vacation, I opted not to visit Newfoundland because, with the ferry ride, it would’ve meant an extra three days of travel,” he explains. “As it would turn out, however, just months later, I was flying directly into St. John’s,” Bailey continues, “the island’s largest city and capital to undertake crucial work in records management for the government.”
The winters on Newfoundland, he says, were particularly tough. “The winters were especially harsh,” explains the records consultant, “and I often found myself going to sleep in the evening to the sound of the snowplows constantly running.”
Still, he says, it remains one of his most memorable and best work assignments to date. “During my time in Newfoundland and Labrador, I sailed around the floating icebergs, enjoyed whale watching, and participated in regular stream fishing,” reveals Robert Bailey UC Berkeley.
Robert Bailey UC Berkeley also spent time watching the many thousands of Atlantic puffin birds and taking in an abundance of other wildlife, too. “What’s more, the work itself was also extremely interesting,” he notes, “and focused largely on the transition between paper and electronic records.”Bringing decades-worth of paper records into the modern, digital age, Robert Bailey UC Berkeley was able to reduce the quantity of paper documents on file significantly. “A job well done, working in Newfoundland and Labrador was an experience of a lifetime,” he adds, wrapping up, “and I recommend anyone visit the famous island of Newfoundland, in particular, if they’re ever given the chance.”
Robert Bailey UC Berkeley has Written Five Books on Getting into College
Robert Bailey UC Berkeley’s former director of Admissions and Records has a long history of helping students of color and other non-traditional students attend college. While director, and before that as an admission officer and registrar, Robert Bailey UC Berkeley helped the University of California, Berkeley, enroll a freshman class that reflected the ethnic makeup of the state of California as a whole. For the first time in its history, the flagship campus of the University of California system resembled the state it supported.
Robert Bailey UC Berkeley has taken the knowledge he gained at the University of California and at other universities and distilled it into a series of five books. This quintet of books is useful for any student or family exploring a college education, but especially so for minority students and other non-traditional students. Robert Bailey UC Berkeley’s books cover topics such as navigating the financial aid process, getting the most out of your relationship with your high school guidance counselor, and on minority admissions.
Robert Bailey Implemented a Free Subscription Program
In addition to working at Cal, Robert Bailey UC Berkeley was Senior Vice President for Research at CollegeSource in San Diego and was the Director of Registration at the University of Oklahoma. Robert Bailey UC Berkeley has also taught as a visiting lecturer in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of British Columbia. At CollegeSource, he implemented a free subscription program for all California community colleges. He was also a senior lecturer in a new Information Studies program at Temanic Polytechnic. The program at Temanic Polytechnic was the first of its kind in all of Singapore.
Robert Bailey UC Berkeley has a doctorate degree in administration from the University of Oklahoma. He holds a master of technology from the Association for Information and Image Management in Silver Spring, Maryland, and a master’s degree in education from the University of Oklahoma. He earned his bachelors’ degree from the University of Washington in Seattle where he majored in speech and English.
Robert Bailey Holds Several Certifications
Robert Bailey UC Berkeley earned certification in Teaching in Higher Education from Brunei University in London, England. He also holds several certifications in records management from the Institute of Records Management in Washington, DC, the Association for Intelligent Information Management, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Former UC Berkeley faculty member Robert Bailey looks back on a lifetime of personal and professional achievements.
From life in Singapore to his service in the U.S. Air Force, Robert Bailey, UC Berkeley former registrar and director of admissions, has enjoyed an illustrious career living and working all around the world. Now, looking back, he reflects on several of his favorite personal and professional highlights.
Robert Bailey most recently spoke, at length, about his time working on ‘The Rock’ of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. “When I tell people that I spent two years on The Rock, they laugh and ask what I was in prison for,” said Bailey. The former UC Berkeley registrar then went on to describe how he often has to explain that he was working for the Newfoundland, Canadian government as a records consultant in the OCIO office.
Bailey has also spoken at length about his life in Singapore and has reflected on his time in the U.S. Air Force.
To date, Bailey has completed four different contracts in Singapore, Southeast Asia – a renowned global financial center and island city-state. “Earlier in life, I was also a member of the U.S. Air Force,” explains the former UC Berkeley registrar, “where I started out assigned as an agent in the Office of Special Investigation.”
More recently, Robert Bailey, UC Berkeley former director of admissions, has returned to San Diego, California, to take on a new role at technology firm CollegeSource, Inc. where he previously served as senior vice president. “Founded almost 50 years ago, more than 2,000 colleges and universities, plus millions of users worldwide, today utilize CollegeSource products for transfer credit evaluation and articulation, degree audit, and academic planning,” explains Bailey.
On a more personal note, Robert Bailey has also spoken openly about his life-long commitment to Christianity. “For example, while at the University of Washington, I attended University Presbyterian and University Congregational churches,” he explains, “after first becoming affiliated with Summit Presbyterian Church in Bremerton, Washington, as a young child.”
Bailey has also been extremely active in Young Life, he says, which offers hope with spiritual values to nearly a million teenagers in more than 70 countries every year.
Reflecting on his time spent in Southeast Asia, earlier this month, Robert Bailey, UC Berkeley former registrar, responded to news of China’s recent coronavirus outbreak.
“While in Singapore, I traveled to dozens of different nearby countries—including to China several times—but I don’t recall ever hearing about Wuhan,” he explained. “Now,” he went on, “Wuhan is in the news worldwide; the city has become ground zero of the Chinese coronavirus outbreak.”
Despite this, Bailey says he now plans to visit Wuhan at some point in the future because of his affiliation with Pacific Region Education Consultancy in Singapore, which organizes study tours in the area. “I will wait, however, I think,” he adds, wrapping up, “until the current medical crisis settles down.”
Former UC Berkeley registrar and director of admissions Robert Bailey returns to San Diego, California, to take on a new role at technology firm CollegeSource, Inc.
More than 15 years on, and following almost eight years in Singapore, Robert Bailey has returned to San Diego-based technology company CollegeSource, Inc., where the former UC Berkeley registrar and director of admissions previously served as senior vice president. Building software that aids staff and students within higher education, Bailey shares further details of his move back to California’s beautiful Pacific coast to once again join the CollegeSource team.
Robert Bailey first joined CollegeSource, Inc. in 2001, where he served as senior vice president of the company until 2003. “Requested to compliment the president and report to the chairman of the board, I provided assessments on administration, marketing, production, and product satisfaction,” he explains.
Previously a registrar and the director of admissions at UC Berkeley, Robert Bailey has also worked for the University of Oklahoma, Governors State University in Park Forest South, Illinois, and the Department of State in Washington, D.C.
Elsewhere, Robert Bailey, UC Berkeley former director of admissions, has spent time in the global financial center and island city-state of Singapore in Southeast Asia. “While in Singapore for almost eight years, I served as the dean of American College, the vice president for records at Transnational, and as a senior lecturer for Temasek Polytechnic in its information studies program,” he reveals.
Robert Bailey, UC Berkeley former registrar and director of admissions, has previously spoken at length about his fondly remembered education, his time in the U.S. Air Force, life in Singapore, his professional highlights, and the life-long commitment he’s made to Christianity.
He’s also recently shared a fascinating insight into the history of UC Berkeley, where he served as a registrar and the director of admissions, and has responded to news of China’s ongoing coronavirus outbreak, having personally spent time in the country during his period living in Singapore.
Now returning to CollegeSource, Inc. after more than 15 years, Robert Bailey will use his two decades of successful records management experience, including in government and private enterprise, to assist the technology company in creating solutions for higher education.
“Founded in 1971, today, more than 2,000 universities and colleges, plus millions of users worldwide, utilize CollegeSource products for academic planning, degree audit, and transfer credit evaluation and articulation,” explains Bailey.
“The company’s mission is to maximize human potential by expanding awareness of educational and career opportunities,” he adds, wrapping up, “and I’m excited to have rejoined the CollegeSource team in San Diego.”
Former UC Berkeley registrar and director of admissions Robert Bailey offers an expert look at the public research university’s more than 150-year history.
A public research university in Berkeley, California, UC Berkeley was founded more than 150 years ago and remains the flagship and oldest campus of the University of California. A former UC Berkeley registrar and director of admissions, Robert Bailey takes a brief look back on the incredible history of the university, which today instructs tens of thousands of students in hundreds of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
“Founded more than 150 years ago, in 1868, UC Berkeley is the flagship and the oldest of the ten campuses of the University of California,” explains Robert Bailey. UC Berkeley has now grown, he goes on to tell, to today instruct more than 40,000 students in over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs across a variety of disciplines.
UC Berkeley’s history can be traced back to the establishment of the private College of California in early 1868. “Almost immediately merging with the state-run Agricultural, Mining, and Mechanical Arts College to form the University of California, UC Berkeley’s charter was signed on March 23, 1868, by California Governor Henry H. Haight,” Bailey reveals. “UC Berkeley officially opened in September 1869, based temporarily in nearby Oakland, while the university’s all-new campus in Berkeley underwent construction,” he adds.
The new campus’ construction, Robert Bailey goes on to point out, reached its first milestone in 1873, with the completion of its so-called North and South Halls. “It was then,” adds the former UC Berkeley registrar, “that the university’s first 189 students moved to the site we know today.”
As of last year, Berkeley alumni, researchers, and faculty members now include a total of 107 Nobel laureates, 25 Turing Award winners, and 14 Fields Medalists. “Berkeley alumni, researchers, and faculty members have also won 45 MacArthur Fellowships, 20 Academy Awards, 19 Wolf Prizes, and 19 Pulitzer Prizes,” adds former UC Berkeley registrar Robert Bailey.
Since 1930, UC Berkeley researchers have discovered or co-discovered more than 15 chemical elements of the periodic table. “Discovering or co-discovering 16 chemical elements of the periodic table, UC Berkeley researchers have discovered more than any other university on the planet,” Bailey reveals.
Elsewhere, and in more recent years, UC Berkeley has become known as one of the leading U.S. universities in producing internationally renowned entrepreneurs, according to Bailey, and UC Berkeley alumni have gone on to found many world-famous companies globally.
“UC Berkeley’s motto, taken from the third verse of the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Hebrew Bible and the Old Testament,” he adds, wrapping up, “is ‘Fiat lux,’ or ‘Let there be light.'”
Reflecting on his education, former UC Berkeley registrar and director of admissions Robert Bailey takes a fond look back on his formative school and university years.
Following his graduation from the University of Washington in the early 1960s, Robert Bailey admits that he thought he was finished with education. This, he has since revealed, could not have been further from the truth, as the former UC Berkeley registrar and director of admissions now looks back on his formative years attending school and university.
“After graduating from the University of Washington in 1961, I ran out of the university’s doors thinking that I was through with going to school,” says Bailey.
While at the University of Washington, Robert Bailey swam for the swim team, was active in student government, and was the president of his Delta Upsilon fraternity. “Following graduation, however, it became apparent that I was far from through with my education,” he adds.
“Soon, I was graduating again, this time from the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps,” reveals the former UC Berkeley registrar and director of admissions.
Then taking up the position of second lieutenant, Robert Bailey reported for duty at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Around the same time, the former UC Berkeley registrar and director of admissions also attended the Office of Special Investigation school in Washington, D.C.
“By now, I had my BA degree, a teaching certificate, and was, after completing my six years of active duty, thinking of teaching school and coaching swimming,” Bailey explains.
While reporting for duty at Tinker Air Force Base, Bailey enrolled in a post-graduate night course. “Little did I realize at the time, enrolling in this post-graduate night course, that I was back in academia for the long haul,” he reveals. For the next few years, Robert Bailey took one course each term until he was assigned overseas to Korea.
Bailey would later take a role as a freshman swim coach at the University of Oklahoma, returning to graduate school, finishing his second degree, and enrolling in the doctorate program.
By now, Bailey also had a job in the College of Continuing Education and was in charge of the Summer Swimming Program for the city of Norman, Oklahoma. “I was coaching the Sooner Swim Club in the summer, too,” he adds.
“I completed my next degree in the summer of 1968,” Bailey continues, “and was offered a job as director of registration with the University of Oklahoma.”
For the next 25 years, Robert Bailey would serve almost exclusively in the admissions and records career field. “This,” he adds, wrapping up, “was not only at the University of Oklahoma, but also Governors State University, Illinois, and at UC Berkeley, California.”
Former UC Berkeley registrar and director of admissions Robert Bailey looks back on his U.S. Air Force service.
Robert Bailey, from Lafayette, California, spent three decades in the U.S. Air Force, both on active duty and on reserve duty. Here, Bailey, a former registrar and director of admissions at UC Berkeley in Berkeley, California, reflects on his time in the aerial warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
“As a member of the U.S. Air Force, I was assigned as a special agent in the Office of Special Investigation,” Bailey explains. One of the seven American uniformed services, the U.S. Air Force is headquartered at The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia.
Robert Bailey began his uniformed services career after graduating from the University of Washington in ROTC and taking up the position of second lieutenant – the entry-level rank for most commissioned officers in the U.S. Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps.
Bailey attended the Office of Special Investigation school in Washington, D.C., after which he was assigned to Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. He later served overseas in Korea before being transferred from active duty to reserve duty at Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington, approximately ten miles southwest of Spokane. “During this time, I served at various Air Force bases, including Scott Air Force Base in St. Clair County, Illinois, Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colorado, and Travis Air Force Base in Solano County, California,” adds Bailey, a former registrar and director of admissions at UC Berkeley.
The former UC Berkeley registrar and director of admissions also attended Air War College in Montgomery, Alabama. His last assignment was as Military Assistant to the Commander while stationed at Wiesbaden Air Force Base, Germany. “I retired a full colonel,” Bailey adds, “with several decorations in July 1992.”
Elsewhere in his professional life, Robert Bailey has served as registrar and director of admissions at UC Berkeley in Berkeley, California, director of registration at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma, and director of admissions and records at Governors State University in Park Forest South, Illinois.
Bailey has also lived and worked in Singapore, Southeast Asia. “I accepted the first of four different contracts in Singapore after retiring with 20 years in admissions and records at UC Berkeley,” he explains.
Former UC Berkeley registrar and director of admissions Bailey was based in Singapore from 1992-1998. Here, he served as the dean of the American College before transferring to Temanick Polytechnic, then to the International School of Business and Commerce, and, finally, to a leading transnational company.
“While in Singapore, I also taught regular workshops, seminars, and courses,” adds Bailey, wrapping up, “in records management, marketing, and customer service.”
A former UC Berkeley registrar and director of admissions, Robert Bailey, from Lafayette, California, reflects on a lifetime of career highlights and other professional accolades.
Robert Bailey, a former UC Berkeley registrar and director of admissions, has over 20 years of successful records management experience and has developed records programs from ‘cradle to grave’ in numerous settings, including in government and private enterprise. With a doctorate in administration and a master’s in information technology, Bailey, from Lafayette, California, reflects on his decades-long career and showcases a number of his favorite professional highlights.
Bailey kicks off by first turning to his writing. “While at UC Berkeley, I wrote a total of five books,” he reveals, “on topics ranging from minority admissions to financial aid and high school counseling.”
While at the University of Oklahoma, meanwhile, and serving as director of registration, Bailey was responsible for identifying a single site for registration, eliminating traditionally long lines, and implemented mark sense grade reporting for faculty. “This cut reporting time in half,” he explains, “and meant getting grades to students much sooner.”
Robert Bailey was also the first-ever director of admissions and records at Governors State University in Park Forest South, Illinois. The former UC Berkeley registrar and director of admissions oversaw relocation from a planning site in an old mall shoe store to a new campus with 5,000 students. “I also established a narrative transcript,” adds Bailey, “for this upper-division and graduate institution.”
Among perhaps Bailey’s most impressive achievements, however, is his implementation of online registration at UC Berkeley – something that had, until then, never been accomplished before. “It’s true,” says Bailey, “I did indeed implement the first-ever online registration at the UC Berkeley campus.”
Former UC Berkeley registrar and director of admissions Robert Bailey has served in a variety of roles in the United States and Canada as well as overseas, including in the global financial center and island city-state of Singapore.
In addition to the above, other achievements accomplished by Bailey include setting up large scale emergency management and disaster recovery programs, salvaging ECM system disasters, writing complete records policy and records procedures manuals, implementing free student subscription programs, and completing in-depth reviews of various finance departments – at least one of which, he says, was then used as a ‘poster child’ for future provincial record management.
Bailey, formerly of UC Berkeley, has also taught information systems courses both at undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as within workshop and seminar settings.
“While with the Department of State in Washington D.C., meanwhile,” he adds, wrapping up, “I worked on the new Filenet ECM system and later assisted in researching its replacement, Microsoft Azure.”