Bio: Dexter A. Bailey
Vice President for University Advancement
Dexter Bailey is Vice President for University Advancement. He earned a BS in Journalism from the EW Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and an MBA from the University of Toledo. Dexter was at WPI since 2006, where he managed a $4.1 million budget and a staff of 49, representing 17 academic departments and more than 32,000 alumni worldwide. While at WPI, he built a sustainable development and alumni relations program, positioning WPI to successfully prepare for and implement a comprehensive seven-year fund-raising 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, Alumni Association, and the campus' academic leadership.
Prior to WPI, Dexter directed 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 - the most successful fund-raising performance at the University during that time frame. 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 was press secretary for the Ohio House of Representatives.