Dean of Students to depart for Auburn

Ainsley Carry, associate vice president and dean of students since 2004, has announced that he is resigning to accept a position as vice president for Student Affairs at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.

Vice President for Student Affairs Theresa A. Powell said Carry has been a strong advocate for student personal development and leadership.

“His dedication to Temple University and our students and the exceptional level of experience and expertise he brought to the university helped foster student personal development, responsibility and leadership,” said Powell.

Carry was responsible for providing leadership and supervision for nine departments within the Division of Student Affairs: University Housing, Campus Recreation, Student Activities, the Career Center, Judicial Affairs, Orientation, Leadership Programs, the Student Center and Student Media.

“Dr. Carry was strongly engaged with students,” said Provost Lisa Staiano-Coico. “When it came to student needs, concerns and safety, he was a true advocate. Students understood that and connected with him and with the Division of Student Affairs."
Ainsley Carry
Photo by Joseph V. Labolito/Temple University


During his tenure, Carry designed and implemented a comprehensive program review process for Student Affairs programs and services and led division-wide strategic planning, including the ongoing strategic plan, the division annual report, and the department’s Strategy Week and Winter Retreat.

Carry has served as a college administrator since 1992. He came to Temple from the University of Arkansas, where he was associate dean of students.

“I am grateful for the five years I have been part of Student Affairs at Temple,” said Carry. “I will miss working with Dr. Powell, division staff and Temple students.