New Opportunity for Vice President for Student Affairs Ainsley Carry

Message to USC Faculty, Students, and Staff

From: Michael W. Quick, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

December 4, 2018

I write to inform you that Ainsley Carry, vice president for student affairs, has accepted a new position as vice president for students at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. His appointment begins April 1, 2019. This is an exciting opportunity for Dr. Carry and we thank him for his service to the University of Southern California and our students.

Dr. Carry has transformed our division of Student Affairs by strengthening and advancing our living and learning environments. Most recently, he and the team in Residential Education, along with our faculty in residence, revitalized the USC Residential College experience by branding our eight new colleges with academic themes and new opportunities for engagement. He worked with academic and administrative leaders in the USC Keck School of Medicine, Keck Hospital, and Engemann Student Health Center to integrate these services into a stronger student health care model. As co-chair of our University Diversity Task Force in 2015-16, he facilitated conversations with faculty, students, and staff to address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

He has led initiatives aimed at improving the student experience across the university: at Disability Programs and Services, Career Development Services, and the cultural centers. He has worked closely with undergraduate and graduate student government leaders to help them advance their goals for students.

Prior to arriving at USC in 2013, Dr. Carry held leadership positions at Auburn University, Southern Methodist University, the University of Arkansas, Temple University, and the University of Florida.

I want to personally thank Dr. Carry for his support for our students. He has brought a thoughtful approach to ensuring our students develop and thrive as they balance their academic pursuits with engaging campus activities. Our students appreciate his respect and attention, as well as his good humor and high energy. They know he cares deeply for their wellbeing. I will seek the input of faculty, staff, and especially students as we search for the next leader of Student Affairs.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Carry and wishing him well in his new position.

Cc: Wanda Austin
Academic Senate
Academic Deans
President’s Cabinet
Provost’s Cabinet