About Student Affairs

Ainsley Carry

Vice Provost for Student Affairs

ainsleyDr. Ainsley Carry began his service as USC’s Vice Provost for Student Affairs on August 1, 2013. In this role, he leads a team responsible for programs and services that enrich students’ USC experience. His team focuses on providing support for students to pursue scholarly aspirations in and outside the classroom. Dr. Carry’s areas of oversight include the Residential Colleges, the Career Center, Student Health and Wellness, Student Advocacy and Support and Student Engagement. His top priorities are connecting with USC students and building innovative academic partnerships to advance student learning.

With over two decades of experience in college administration, Dr. Carry brings a broad perspective to higher education leadership, having held administrative positions and faculty appointments at public and private institutions including Southern Methodist University, the University of Arkansas, the University of Florida and Temple University. Prior to joining USC, he served as Vice President for Student Affairs at Auburn University. He is editor of Executive Transitions in Student Affairs, published by NASPA, and several articles.

Dr. Carry holds an EdD in higher education, an MS in counselor education and a BS in food and resource economics, all from the University of Florida. He also holds an MBA from Auburn University.