A Message to the USC Community
September 23, 2015
On behalf of President Nikias, I am pleased to announce two senior administrators in the Office of the Provost have been promoted to vice president: Dr. Anthony Bailey will serve as Vice President for Strategic and Global Initiatives, and Dr. Ainsley Carry will serve as Vice President for Student Affairs. This promotion reflects consistently excellent work in advancing USC’s mission and the expanded role their respective units play within the overall framework of the university.
Since joining the provost’s office, Anthony Bailey has overseen the development of several initiatives that increase USC’s global reputation and impact. He was central to the launch of the USC International Academy, which helps us attract talented students from around the world whose access to higher education is limited by a lack of advisement services and English proficiency. Dr. Bailey has also expanded USC’s network of international offices and under his leadership, USC continues to stand as one of America’s top schools in international student enrollment; he has placed a strategic priority on connecting USC with Latin America, which has brought impressive enrollment gains from the region.
Dr. Bailey most recently served as vice provost for Global Initiatives. Prior to his arrival at USC, he worked at 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.
Ainsley Carry has transformed our division of Student Affairs to advance a holistic living and learning environment that leverages many of the university’s most valued assets. He has provided more direct channels for students seeking support services, increased campus security measures and awareness programs, and integrated academic advising with our career center to provide more focused pathways for students once they graduate. In addition, Dr. Carry has made strides in implementing his university-wide wellness initiative, “Prescription for Exercise,” which is positioning USC to become the healthiest campus in America.
Prior to this, Dr. Carry served as vice provost for Student Affairs. A nationally-recognized leader in student affairs, he came to USC in 2013 after holding a series of leadership positions at Southern Methodist University, the University of Arkansas, Temple University, the University of Florida, and as Vice President for Student Affairs at Auburn University.
Please join me in congratulating Anthony and Ainsley. Their individual achievements notwithstanding, I also recognize that any successful leader at USC must receive tremendous support from the teams they lead, as well as our dedicated faculty, to serve the academic community with such distinction. We will continue to work collectively at the highest level to solidify USC’s place in history as the preeminent global research university focused on promoting the public good.
cc: C.L. Max Nikias