Auburn’s vice president for student affairs to join University of Southern California in similar position

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Ainsley Carry, Auburn University’s vice president for student affairs, will join the University of Southern California on Aug. 1.

Carry began his Auburn tenure in June 2009. At USC, he will serve as vice provost for student affairs.

“It has been a pleasure serving the Auburn community,” said Carry. “I appreciate the support I received from Auburn students, parents and colleagues, and I will miss the spirit of Auburn. My family and I thank Auburn for her support and all the great memories.”

While at Auburn, Carry launched the first all-student convocation and established the LeaderShape Institute that has graduated more than 300 students. He also facilitated efforts to move the university toward a smoke-free campus.

“Dr. Carry and his staff were committed to making the Auburn student experience as enriching as possible,” said Jay Gogue, Auburn president. “He will do well in his career, and we wish him all the best.”

USC’s student population is approximately 37,000. Its Division of Student Affairs includes a health center, counseling services, career center, services for international students, residential education, programs for parents, judicial affairs and cultural and community programs.

Contact: Mike Clardy, Office of Communications and Marketing, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)