University of Southern California

Office of the Provost

Anthony Bailey


Vice President for Strategic and Global Initiatives

Dr. Anthony Bailey oversees the USC Office of Strategic and Global Iniatives and USC’s eight international offices in Hong Kong, Mexico City, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, Mumbai, Beijing and São Paulo.  Dr. Bailey provides leadership in USC’s efforts in global recruiting, partnerships, and exchange opportunities, and he represents USC in relationships and negotiations with foreign universities, foreign governments, and other institutions abroad. He recently organized USC’s 2015 and 2013 Global Conferences, which brought together global academic and civic leaders to engage in discussion on problems facing humanity.  He also serves as President Nikias’ representative to the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), of which USC is a founding member.  Bailey previously served as Associate Provost for Global Initiatives.

Prior to his arrival at USC, Dr. Bailey worked for Kaplan Inc. as the executive leading development in the Latin American region. He also served as President of Kaplan International Colleges, a division serving over 50,000 students and with operations in 20 countries.

Fluent in Portuguese and conversant in Spanish, Dr. Bailey has represented the education industry with respect to trade agreements on an advisory committee of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Department of Commerce.  He received his MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, and his doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania.