Vice President for University Advancement
Dexter Bailey is Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of the Stony Brook Foundation. He is responsible for engaging, cultivating, and stewarding philanthropic relationships with Stony Brook's 150,000 plus worldwide alumni as well as the University's many friends, corporate partners, and charitable foundations. Dexter is also the Executive
Director of the Stony Brook Foundation, managing over $400 million in assets. He leads a team responsible for strengthening and enhancing philanthropy across campus including Stony Brook Medicine and Stony Brook Southampton. After joining Stony Brook in 2011, Dexter and his team guided the University through a record-breaking fundraising year highlighted by an historic
$150 million gift commitment.
Dexter earned a B.S. in Journalism from the EW Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and an MBA from the University of Toledo. Prior to Stony Brook, Dexter served at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) as vice president for development and alumni relations where over his six years there he built successful programs in advancement, development and alumni relations and led the implementation of a $200 million fundraising campaign. Under his leadership, WPI increased alumni participation from 14 to 20 percent and engaged core constituents in the important work of institutional advancement, most notably the Board of Trustees, the Alumni Association, and the campus' academic leadership.
Prior to WPI, Dexter served as the executive associate director of external relations for intercollegiate athletics at the University of California,Berkeley where he led the effort to raise $150 million in gifts and pledges for intercollegiate athletics. Before joining Berkeley, he served as assistant dean for development and external relations at the University of Washington's School of Law and as assistant dean for development and alumni affairs for Ohio University’s College of Education. Prior to that he served as press secretary for the Ohio House of Representatives.