Sharon Bailey

sharron-baileyDr. Sharon Bailey is the Director of Policy Research for the Office of Denver’s City Auditor. She also currently acts as the Chair of the Colorado Black Roundtable and formerly served as a member of the former Denver Public Schools board. Dr. Bailey earned a PhD in Public Administration from the University of Colorado. On the DPS board she served as liaison to the Colorado legislature, a member of the City-Schools Coordinating Council, and as national co-chair of the Council of Great City Schools Task Force on Urban Education. She has worked as an administrator at Metropolitan State College and as a consultant to a number of agencies and organizations, including the Colorado Commission on Higher Education and as a member of the University of Colorado’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Diversity. In the auditor’s office she chaired a collaborative effort to update the city’s fiscal rules and has led the move to stabilize the use of technology in its business processes.Bailey is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions and received the 2005 “Legacy of Service” award from Princeton, her alma mater.