Lincoln University Missouri Death

Lincoln University Missouri Death: Antoinette ‘Bonnie’ Candia-Bailey died by suicide after bullying

Antoinette Candia-Bailey Death – Dr. Antoinette Candia-Baile, the vice president of student affairs at Lincoln University-Missouri has tragically passed away. Dr. Antoinette Candia-Bailey was confirmed dead by the school on its Facebook page. Dr. Antoinette Candia-Bail reportedly died by suicide after bullying and severe mistreatment.

  • Antoinette Candia-Bailey Death – Lincoln University-Missouri vice president Antoinette ‘Bonnie’ Candia-Bailey died by suicide.

Three days after Dr. Bailey’s passing, the university released a statement on Facebook:

The Lincoln University community is mourning the loss of beloved alum and leader Dr. Antoinette “Bonnie” Candia-Bailey.

Dr. Bailey passed away earlier this week. She was a gifted colleague and always a passionate advocate for Lincoln University, HBCUs, and other causes in which she believed.

Dr. Bailey had many friends in the Lincoln University community. As a Blue Tiger community, we grieve with them and send our deepest condolences to Dr. Bailey’s family.

Protests in Jefferson City, Missouri, are demanding the resignation of Dr. John Moseley, the President of Lincoln University, as the community expresses dissatisfaction with the administration’s failure to address Bailey’s pleas for assistance.

Calls for accountability are growing among Lincoln University students and alumni, who are using the #FireMoseley hashtag to raise awareness. “Rallying for justice and change! Dr. Antoinette Bonnie Candia-Bailey’s tragic loss to suicide calls us to action,” said Alexis Anginette Wells, LU alumni, on Instagram.

“Join us in solidarity with Lincoln University of Missouri to demand accountability and stand against the silence surrounding mental health and bullying. Let our collective voice be heard—use #FireMoseley.”

About Antoinette Candia-Bailey

With over two decades of advancing expertise in student affairs and diversity and inclusion within higher education, Dr. Antoinette Bonnie Candia-Bailey has served at various institutions, including North Carolina State University, Towson University in Maryland, and North Carolina A&T State University.

She earned a doctoral degree in leadership studies from North Carolina A&T State University, a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling and disability studies from Michigan State University, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Lincoln University in Missouri.

Obituary and Funeral arrangements for Antoinette Candia-Bailey have not been made by the family.

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