Introducing the Bailey College of Engineering and Technology


Steve and Gloria Bailey are loyal supporters of Indiana State University and have been heavily involved in the advancement of engineering and technology students through their generous donations to the institution. To recognize their philanthropy, the Baileys were recognized as March On! Award recipients in November of 2022. In December 2022, the Indiana State University Board of Trustees approved the naming of the Bailey College of Engineering and Technology in recognition of the $8M gift commitment from Steve and Gloria.

After graduating from Indiana State in 1970 from the automotive technology program, Steve went on to work for Diesel Injection Service for several decades before being appointed the CEO of DieselUSA Group in 2014; he led the company until his retirement in 2019. Along with his impressive career in the engineering field, Steve regularly volunteered his time where he felt passionate: the ISU Foundation Board of Directors, the College of Technology’s Advisory Board, the Presbyterian Child Welfare Agency, and the Buckhorn Children’s Foundation.

Gloria practiced design and human resources in her career before becoming the Vice President of Human Resources and Facilities of DieselUSA Group; she retired in 2014. Over the years, Gloria has volunteered with organizations such as the Institute of Business Designers, Business and Professional Women, the Society of Human Resource Managers, and the Bay Colony Scholarship Fund. In 2020, she worked with the Interior Architecture Design students at Indiana State to redesign and furnish the atrium in the John T. Myers Technology Center to better fit the needs of students utilizing that space.

The Baileys’ affinity for the engineering and technology programs at Indiana State can be seen through their continuous dedication to students through their time, resources, and creation of experiential learning opportunities. Their generosity has led to the naming of the Bailey College of Engineering and Technology at Indiana State University.

  • Graduated in 1970

  • March On! Award Recipients

  • $8M gift