On July 1, 2018, Thomas R. Bailey became the 11th president of Teachers College, Columbia University. A 27-year Teachers College faculty member, Bailey is the George & Abby O'Neill Professor of Economics and Education, and the founding Director of Teachers College's Community College Research Center (CCRC). He is regarded as one of the nation’s foremost authorities on community colleges.
The really wonderful thing about TC is what goes on when our brilliant people working in education, health and psychology put their heads together. When that happens – and it does, all the time – we get the kind of multi-faceted approaches that offer the best hope for meeting the world’s most complex challenges.