Loyola University Chicago

Gannon Center for Women and Leadership

Dr. Adrienne Y. Bailey

Dr. Adrienne Y. Bailey, Mundelein College '66

In March 1965, Adrienne Y. Bailey joined a group of Mundelein College students to march with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in support of civil rights activism in Selma, Alabama. This experience influenced her life’s work and personal commitment to making education systems more just, effective, and transformative.

She has worked in the fields of education and social justice to support disenfranchised youth living in urban and rural communities throughout the world. She is currently a senior consultant at the Panasonic Foundation, where she provides strategic coaching and equity solutions to urban school districts. She also serves as a consultant to Cornerstone Literacy, the US Office of Education, and volunteer coordinator for the Access to Success/University of Stellenbosch and Mofu Primary School partnership programs based in Durban, South Africa.

Bailey is well known for her passionate advocacy of education equity. She earned her BA in French from Mundelein College, MEd from Wayne State University, and PhD from Northwestern University.