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Mr. Dexter A. Bailey, Jr.  Mr. Dexter A. Bailey, Jr.

Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Relations, Caltech


On July 15, 2019, Dexter A. Bailey, Jr., former senior vice president for advancement and executive director of the Stony Brook Foundation, became Caltech's vice president for advancement and alumni relations.

In his new role, Bailey serves on the president's leadership team for the Institute and as Caltech's primary development leader, with oversight of the Institute's advancement organization.

Bailey's group at Caltech is responsible for positioning the Institute for continued success through Break Through: The Caltech Campaign, as well as fostering and stewarding new and existing partnerships with individuals, organizations, and foundations. He has direct oversight of the Caltech Alumni Association, the Associates, the Caltech Fund and Parents Program, and development operation.

Bailey is a nationally recognized advancement leader who has more than 25 years of experience across the public and private sectors of higher education. He recently launched and completed the largest campaign in the history of the State University of New York system and more than doubled annual giving at SUNY Stony Brook. In April 2019, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) recognized Bailey with its prestigious Commonfund Institutionally Related Foundation Award, which recognizes professionals who make extraordinary contributions to the advancement, quality, and effectiveness of their foundations and their sector.

Before joining Stony Brook in 2011, Bailey served as vice president for development and alumni relations at Worcester Polytechnic Institute; as executive associate athletic director responsible for a stadium campaign at UC Berkeley; and as director of development for the University of Washington School of Law. Bailey began his professional career as press secretary for the Ohio House of Representatives.

He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio University and an MBA from the University of Toledo.

Jack Gorman and Rachel Ellenport led the search with Becky Piper and Devon Benjamin.

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