portrait of Dexter Bailey

Dexter Bailey

Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Relations, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Dexter A. Bailey Jr. is a fundraising executive with over 25 years of experience. During his career, he has been directly involved in raising over $1 billion while managing successful development and alumni relations programs at Stony Brook University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, University of California at Berkeley, University of Washington, and Ohio University.

Dexter is recipient of the 2019 CASE Commonfund Institutionally Related Foundation Award. His expertise includes reengineering comprehensive fundraising programs, complex principal gifts, grateful patients, alumni relations, staff development, organizational optimization and comprehensive campaign implementation. In addition, Dexter often speaks on issues related to institutional leadership, governance and the role and experience of minorities in university advancement.

Prior to joining Caltech in July 2019, Dexter served for 8+ years as senior vice president for advancement at Stony Brook University and executive director of the Stony Brook Foundation (501c3) where he spearheaded the most successful campaign in the history of the State University of New York (SUNY) system.

He earned a BS in journalism from the Ohio University E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and an MBA from the University of Toledo.