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A Biography of Helen Miller Bailey, PhD by Rita Joiner Soza


is professor of business administration at MiraCosta College in San Diego, California.  While attending East Los Angeles College in the late 1960s Soza was a student of Helen Miller Bailey, Ph.D. and has spent nearly a decade researching the life of the community college pioneer, author, and social activist.  “Helen Miller Bailey” is Soza’s first book.

Soza wrote and directed a one-hour dramatic reading from “Helen Miller Bailey.”  Soza and six faculty colleagues have performed the program on three occasions at MiraCosta. An audio version of the play served as background at the re-dedication of the Helen Miller Bailey Library in 2012.

Soza enjoyed a ten-year career in corporate advertising and motion public relations in Los Angeles.  After relocating to San Diego in 1984, she began a second career in human resources management with Emerson Electric Co., retiring from the company in 2002 to pursue a lifelong dream of full-time teaching.  She earned tenure at MiraCosta in 2010 and is an avid supporter of the college foundation.



With a masters in business administration degree from University of California, Irvine, Soza has also taught human resources management at University of California at San Diego and Cal State University at San Marcos.

Soza lives in Encinitas, California, with Geoff, her husband
of 30 years.  They share love for their daughters—Sunny Elizabeth and Jessica—their pets, traveling, organic gardening, and real estate investing.

Visit professor Soza at RitaSoza@HelenMillerBailyBio.com

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