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Anthony Bailey

Anthony Bailey

Anthony Bailey is the dean of the USC Bovard College which supports individuals during key academic and career transitions through online and hybrid programs, including master’s degrees in high demand fields and the USC Bovard Scholars Program. He also oversees the USC International Academy, USC Summer Programs and the American Language Institute.

In addition, Bailey serves as USC’s Vice President for Strategic and Global Initiatives. He’s tasked with building the USC brand and coordinating recruitment efforts worldwide and represents USC in relationships and negotiations with foreign universities, governments, and other institutions abroad. Bailey manages USC’s international operations, including its nine international offices.

Before joining USC, Bailey built Kaplan International Colleges, a chain of 44 schools with operations in 20 countries through organic growth and acquisitions as well as led Kaplan’s medical and nursing businesses. Prior to Kaplan, Bailey was a group brand manager at the Ford Motor Company, during which time he launched a wholly owned subsidiary in Brazil.

Fluent in Portuguese and conversant in Spanish, 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 is an associate professor of clinical entrepreneurship at the USC Marshall School of Business and provides strategic advice to a number of private equity firms in the education sector.

Bailey received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Miami, 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.

Last Updated: 03/12/19