Tiffany Bailey serves as the University’s Director of Equal Opportunity and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator in Equal Opportunity and Compliance (EOC). In this role, Tiffany is responsible for overseeing the University’s compliance efforts including policies and procedures that address the ADA and federal and state regulations for individuals with disabilities. She facilitates the ADA accommodation process for faculty and staff and coordinates ADA training. Tiffany also works with HR partners to ensure equity and equal opportunity in employment processes and fulfilling the University’s obligations related to EEO plans.
Tiffany previously served as the Director and Section 504 Coordinator for Accessibility Resources and Service (ARS) at UNC for nine years. Prior to 2013, Tiffany served as the Interim Director and Assistant Director in ARS at UNC and the Interim Director and Assistant Director at UNC-Greensboro. She has been involved in accessibility, equity and inclusion efforts, including overseeing the interactive accommodation process, since 2006. Originally from Illinois, Tiffany graduated from Western Illinois University with a B.A. in Communications and received her Master of Science from the Student Affairs in Higher Education program at Colorado State University.
Get to Know Tiffany
How do you identify yourself?
Disabled, white woman and mom and first generation college student.
List three things that people would be most surprised to learn about you.
- I’m equally as extroverted as I am introverted.
- I love water, but not really the ocean.
- I’m from a very (very!) rural town in Illinois
Whom do you admire and why?
I admire my Mom (Mama Scott) because she’s loving, caring and strong. She’s always there to support me and my sister without judgment and she lets us make our own decisions. Mama Scott is someone I can confide in, she always challenges herself to learn new things and engages in dialogue around those topics, and we can speak openly about our challenges with physical and mental health… basically any challenge! Mama Scott is the type of Mom (and person) I aspire to be.