Kim Sherman Bailey

Vice President and Dean of Enrollment Management

Contact Information

(252) 398-6230

"If you are looking for a University that will allow you to grow spiritually and academically all while making memories that will last a lifetime, Chowan is the place for you. As an alumnae of both the undergraduate and graduate programs at Chowan, I would be honored to assist you in becoming part of the family."

Advice from Kim: When you choose a University, you are choosing a home for the next four years. We expect that you will be making comparisons between colleges and universities as you try to narrow down the fit that is right for you. In this decision-making process, make sure you visit several campuses! As you go through the process, please know that our Admissions staff, our students, and our faculty and staff will be available to help you make the right choice. If you have any questions concerning Chowan University, I am happy to answer them and I’d love to meet you during your campus visit! Good luck on your college search!

Favorite spot on campus: The Columns Building! The McDowell Columns building was built in 1851 and is where the girls not only lived but attended classes.  Today most of our Administration (including Admissions) is housed in the Columns Building. From the porch of the Columns Building you can enjoy the beauty of Squirrel Park and seeing students moving to and from classes. Knowing that for 165+ years students have walked the through her doors and left to do great things makes it my favorite place on campus.

Best college memory: I cannot narrow it down to a particular memory, it was my entire experience. I had the privilege of being the first class to graduate from Chowan as full University status and then graduated in the first Master’s class. Being a part of both and seeing Chowan grow and continue to grow and produce remarkable graduates is something special.

Best Chowan memory: It’s not a particular memory but a particular time, well two to be exact: Check-In and Graduation.  Seeing students come in and not necessarily sure of who they are and who they want to be, then seeing them in four years walking across the stage confident in who they are is a feeling you cannot describe. 


  • MEd, Elementary Education, Chowan University
  • BS, Elementary Education, Chowan University