Sarah Beth Bailey

Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Dr. Bailey serves as the Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at New York University. In this role, she leads efforts in the areas of academic advising, student-athlete excellence, and graduate student support. Before taking on this role, she was the Director of The Newnan Advising Center at the University of Michigan serving 18,000 students and 42 academic advisors in the areas of student success, advisor development, communications and outreach, operations, new student services and orientation support.

She began her career in Residence Life at Seton Hall University and the University of Maryland-College Park. She then coordinated the First-year Interest Group Seminar (FIGS) Program at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and continued to support new students at NYU as Assistant Dean for New Students and Director of Student Success in the College of Arts and Science. All of these professional experiences helped her grow her practice and integrated philosophy of student success, student affairs, and academic affairs. Dr. Bailey is committed to continuing to innovate and evolve the field and enjoys serving as a part-time faculty member in the Higher Education Student Affairs (HESA) program at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at NYU where she trains and mentors new professionals.  

Dr. Bailey grew up in rural Ohio and is proudly in the first generation of her family to complete a four-year degree. She earned a B.A in History from Saint Mary's College - Notre Dame, IN, an M.A. in Higher Education from Rowan University - Glassboro, NJ, and an Ed.D from Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ.