Jeannette DeWyze 8:30 a.m., Feb. 17
UCSD Faculty Member To Become Harvard's First LGBT Director
Vanidy "Van" Bailey, assistant director for education at UCSD, is leaving to become Harvard's first permanent director of bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, and queer student life.
Bailey, who currently oversees the resource center for bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, and queer students (BGLTQ) at the University of California at San Diego, will start working on July 16, according to an article in the Harvard newspaper.
Evelynn Hammonds, dean of the college, created the new position after a working group comprised of gay and lesbian and transgender students recommended the need for more support at the school.
Bailey wasted no time working on the behalf of the BGLTQ community. Bailey took issue with the Harvard Crimson for using improper gender pronouns.
"An earlier version of this article used the pronoun "she" to refer to Vanidy "Van" Bailey, the newly appointed director of bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, and queer student life. In fact, Bailey prefers not to be referred to by any gendered pronoun."