Colin Bailey was named as Colorado College’s first Executive Director of Ed Robson Arena on May 26th, 2021.
Bailey is responsible for the development, implementation and supervision of all arena activities, equipment, and personnel. He works closely with college administration to shape the overall philosophy of operation, budgeting and scheduling of activities and programming. Additionally, he’s tasked with the development, tracking and reporting of key performance indicators to ensure compliance with goals and strategies. He works to maximize the use of the facility with equity and intentionality with user groups, demonstrating fiscal responsibility in terms of revenue and expenditures.
Bailey coordinates effective usage and client relationships for Ed Robson Arena, while also facilitating City for Champions initiatives with various local organizations and committees. Finally, he maintains a strong partnership with campus facilities to manage all operational situations including event operations, preventive maintenance, repairs, construction, and capital improvements.
Bailey joined Colorado College after serving as the Assistant Athletic Director for Event Management and Operations at St. Lawrence University. His responsibilities included game management for the school’s 35 NCAA intercollegiate athletic programs. In addition, he had oversight of men’s and women’s NCAA Division I hockey ESPN+ broadcast operations, managed all maintenance, capital projects and renovation initiatives for all athletic facilities. As a member of the senior leadership team, he was actively involved with coach supervision, fund-raising, soliciting corporate sponsorships and other campus-wide initiatives.
Prior to joining the St. Lawrence University athletic department, Bailey served in similar athletic administrative roles at Bloomsburg University (PA), Northern Arizona University, North Dakota State University, the University of Arkansas, and the University of Florida. He received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Sports Management from West Virginia University.