Committed to a vision of making Delaware State University the most diverse, contemporary HBCU in America, Tony Allen became the University’s 12th President on January 1, 2020. Dennis Assanis President. Tony Allen is the new president of Delaware State University. In the former position, he received the National Urban League’s highest honor, the Whitney M. Young Award for Advancing Racial Equality. Tony had previously served as Delaware State University’s Executive Vice President and Provost since July 2017. The business and affairs of the University are governed by the Board of Trustees.. He completed his academic journey at the University of Delaware’s Joseph R. Biden Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration by earning a 2001 Ph.D. His dissertation was on “Devolution and Intergovernmental Decision-Making: The Delaware Welfare Reform Experience.”. Her retirement will be effective Dec. 31. DSU OFFERS VARIOUS ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM. Prior to her tenure at Delaware State University, Mishoe was a long-serving academic administrator at Delaware Technical Community College, Chairwoman of the Capital School Board, and a Trustee at Wilberforce University, the oldest private Historically Black College and University in the nation. Wilma Mishoe, the first woman to lead Delaware State University as president, announced her retirement Thursday morning after a little more than a year. – Today, New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer, Delaware State University President Tony Allen, Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester cut the ribbon and formally opened Delaware State University’s new genomics testing lab. GAINING ADMISSION IS YOUR FIRST STEP ON YOUR DSU JOURNEY. The Historically Black University launched […] Since its founding in 1891 as the Delaware College for Colored Students, Delaware State University has benefited from the leadership of 11 presidents, including Dr. Jerome Holland, who navigated the institution through instability in the 1950s with the promise of future prosperity. Chief of Staff 215.489.2324. where she later became interim President. He has a complete understanding of the challenges and opportunities in higher education, and particularly what it takes for students at a Historically Black College or University to succeed in academics, in establishing a career, and in life.”. My father never completed 11th grade; my mom raised me as a single mother. Previously, Tony led the corporate reputation group at Bank of America and was responsible for developing programming to influential media elites, national social justice advocates, academics and elected officials and their staff at federal and local levels. He has labored tirelessly to raise public awareness and build or expand new partnerships for Delaware State University. She is the first woman to lead the university… The Board of Trustees has all the powers accorded it by Title 14, Chapter 65 of the Delaware Code. Executive Assistant to the President/Office Manager  He succeeded Dr. Wilma Mishoe, the first female chief executive in the institution’s history. Formerly provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Stony Brook University in New York, he was elected by a unanimous vote of UD’s Board of Trustees in November 2015. WILMINGTON – Today, New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer, Delaware State University President Tony Allen, Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester cut the ribbon and formally opened Delaware State University’s new genomics testing lab. He currently co-chairs the Greater Kent County Workforce Education and Skills Development Group. Tony Allen will lead the four-member committee that will organize the activities surrounding the presidential inauguration. “I consider Delaware State University to be one of the most important institutions in the country,” Tony said on his first day in office. ihawkins [at] desu.edu, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Policies, Procurement and Auxiliary Services Policies, Sexual Misconduct, Harassment & Sex Discrimination, How to download your SAT/ACT score report, Veterans Affairs Educational Programs FAQs, Institutional Research, Planning, and Analytics, Center for Neighborhood Revitalization and Research, Service and Assistance Animals - University Expectations, Transitioning from High School to College, Conversations with Students & Confidentiality, Request a SAS Workshop or Guest Lecture Form, Testing Operations During University Delays and Closings, Campus Shield / COVID-19 Health Screening, NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR), Student Emergency Relief Fund Application, College of Agriculture, Science & Technology, College of Humanities, Education & Social Sciences, School of Graduate, Adult and Extended Studies, President Staff Forum - every 2nd Tuesday of the month beginning in September and ending in May, President Faculty Forum - every 4th Thursday of the month beginning in September and ending in May. – The President of Delaware State University has announced her intention to retire at the end of 2019. Simultaneously, the University has been expanding corporate partnerships with JPMorgan Chase, Corteva, Exelon, Apple, the FMC Corporation, and many others. CARES Act Relief Fund (More Info..)             Student Emergency Relief Fund: Support students (More Info..). The Board consists of 15 members whose appointment or election is provided for in the Delaware Code, and the governor of the state and the President of the University, both of whom shall be members of the Board, ex officio, with the right to vote. THE GENEROSITY OF OUR SUPPORTERS MAKES DSU GREAT. The Wilmington University community extends well beyond the state of Delaware. Delaware State University is classified among … Faculty are welcome to attend. DOVER, Del.- Delaware State University's president plans to step down from her position at the end of 2019. Tony has maintained an active speaking schedule on behalf of Delaware State University and the overarching vision of educational access for all. The President requests the attendance of all professional and classified staff at monthly forums in order to effectively communicate with the campus. GAINING ADMISSION IS YOUR FIRST STEP ON YOUR DSU JOURNEY. As Tony said in the video released on New Year’s Day 2020, “I am a first-generation college student. As Chief Academic Officer of the nation’s #4 public HBCU (as ranked by US News & World Report), he led a faculty of more than 220 professors in 18 academic departments, serving over 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Under his leadership, the University has developed new impact-oriented organizations including the Center for Neighborhood Revitalization and Research and the Center for Global Africa, while materially expanding the institution’s global partnerships in China, Poland, Jamaica, and across Africa. Dennis Assanis became the 28th president of the University of Delaware on June 6, 2016. 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Tony’s career has been primarily characterized, however, by his lifelong commitment to public service, including service as the Founding President of both the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League and Public Allies Delaware. Mailing address. Among his many international appearances, Tony has given the Commencement address at Ningbo University of Technology in China, as well as keynoted the Convocation for Adunkele Ajasin University in Nigeria. Special Assistant to the President/Director of Government and Community Relations  “I don’t choose those words lightly. From the foundation he provided to Public Allies Delaware, the organization has graduated more than 1,000 young adults as “Allies,” who have provided more than 1 million hours of public service to Delaware communities. Kristen Olszewski Executive Assistant to the President 215.489.2946. Few institutions specialize in providing access to a four-year, comprehensive education to students who lack every advantage except sheer determination to do better for themselves and their families.”, Delaware Governor John Carney added, “Tony understands that the University’s role today is helping to build our workforce, while having both a social and economic impact on Delaware.”. – With the new year comes new changes, and one big change has made its way Delaware State University. jgriffith [at] desu.edu, Steven Newton, Ph.D. WILMINGTON, Del. The current university president, Tony Allen, is a former Biden speechwriter and was recently selected to serve on Biden’s advisory board for the campaign’s presidential transition team. ACCESS THE RESOURCES THAT FOSTER BREAKTHROUGHS AND NEW IDEAS. Vanessa D. Nesbit, MBA Delaware State University denied that Joe Biden has ever been a student there -- despite the presidential candidate's claim that he "got started" at the historically black college. Tony Allen, president of Delaware State University./Courtesy of Delaware State University When racism is systemic, you don’t even need to … He held a position on the transition teams of both Governors Jack Markell and John Carney, and was a speechwriter for then-U.S. Just two months into his tenure, he and the staff had to deal with a monumental setback to the lives of everyone in the university and the community that surrounds it – a global pandemic. In the ensuing years, he has contributed multiple articles on similar subjects, including “Much is Required” in the Urban League’s 2017 Report on the State of Black America. The Delaware State University President said he is deeply humbled to help organize the historic inauguration “of a good and decent patriot” during an unprecedented time in the country’s history. He took office June 6, 2016, and was formally inaugurated Dec. 7, 2016. He started his financial services career as an Executive Vice President at MBNA America. He recently appeared at the Apple “Educause” Conference in Cupertino, California; keynoted the Ellucian Conference for Historically Black Colleges and Universities; appeared at the National Orientation Director’s Association (NODA) HBCU Summit; and addressed the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), among others. Delaware State University President Tony Allen praised the 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court decision that delayed a Trump Administration’s move to revoke the status of Dreamers – children of parents who did not legally enter the U.S. The mission of the Graduate Student Association supports the mission of the University by representing and advocating the interests of graduate students at Delaware State University, by providing a forum for free and open discussion of matters affecting this community, and by providing financial and organizational support for professional development and networking … Office of the President Delaware Valley University 700 E. Butler Ave. Doylestown, PA 18901 Within the field of public education in Delaware, Tony chaired the Wilmington Education Improvement Commission and its predecessor organization, while also serving on the Board of Directors for the Rodel Foundation. Senator Joe Biden. “I have been chasing Delaware State University for more than a decade so to arrive at this opportunity now … Tony has served twice as the Chairperson for the United Way of Delaware’s $20 million annual charitable campaign, and is Chair Emeritus of the National Urban Fellows. President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and … This work has not gone unnoticed. Tony Allen was named Delaware State’s 12th president on January 1, 2020, succeeding Wilma Mishoe, the University’s first female chief, who retired at the end of 2019. Since announcing the partnership and New Castle County’s $5.5 million … Terry Jackson, Ed.D. CARES Act Relief Fund (More Info..)             Student Emergency Relief Fund: Support students (More Info..). In two-and-one-half years as Chief Academic Officer, Tony implemented a reorganization of the University’s academic colleges and the professional advising unit. Delaware State University Provost Dr. Tony Allen will assume the presidency of the school on January 1 following the retirement of Wilma Mishoe after a 40-year career in education.. Delaware State University (DSU or Del State) is a public historically black land-grant research university in Dover, Delaware.DSU also has two satellite campuses, one in Wilmington and one in Georgetown.The university encompasses four colleges and a diverse population of undergraduate and advanced-degree students. DOVER — Though Dr. Wilma Mishoe has been filling the presidential role at Delaware State University since November 2017 when she stepped in as interim president, a … Presidential Fellow for Media Relations and Executive Communications THE GENEROSITY OF OUR SUPPORTERS MAKES DSU GREAT. In an interview Thursday evening, Allen expressed excitement about the job ahead. In 2018, Tony received the Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic Civic Leadership in Higher Education Award, and in 2019 the Delaware Barristers Association honored him with its Excellence in Education Award for his “leadership and outstanding contributions to the field of education,” which has “demonstrated a true social commitment to social justice and equality for all.”, Of Tony’s tenure as Provost, Board Chairperson Dr. Devona Williams said, “Tony has materially strengthened our academic and research enterprise. DOVER, Del. Over the past 15 years, Tony has been an active scholar and lecturer in the field of public policy and educational reform. DSU OFFERS MORE THAN 60 PATHS IN UNDERGRADUATE, GRADUATE AND DOCTORAL PROGRAMS. Williams has led Delaware State University during a critical time – when higher education has been more important than ever to the success of young Delawareans, and to our collective success as a state,” said Governor Carney. Delaware State University president Tony Allen and surgeon and adviser to Testing for America, Dr. Joan Coker, join 3rd hour of TODAY’s Craig Melvin to talk about the university… The Board of Trustees has all the powers accorded it by Title 14, Chapter 65 of the Delaware Code. During that period, the University’s funded research portfolio increased from $19 million to $23 million (7th among HBCUs) and the institution’s chartered Early College High School graduated its first two classes, sending 52% of those students to Delaware State University with an average of 40+ college credits already earned. The university seeing a less than 1% positivity rate here with me to discuss is the president of Delaware State Tony Allen because of the campaign calendar we need to know Tony is a member of the advisory Council to the Biden transition team and sir. DSU OFFERS VARIOUS ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM. Providing low-cost, high-quality education not only to the best and the brightest, but especially for those who are locked out or underserved, is not just Delaware State University’s history, it is WHO WE ARE. Please review eNews for times and locations. Dr. Tony Allen President of Delaware State University Committed to a vision of making Delaware State University the most diverse, contemporary HBCU in America, Tony Allen became the University’s 12th President on January 1, 2020. Delaware State University President Picked To Lead President-elect Biden's Inaugural Committee November 30, 2020, 9:29 AM Dr. Tony Allen will oversee the activities surrounding the Jan. 20 swearing-in ceremonies in Washington. He succeeded Dr. Wilma Mishoe, the first female chief executive in the institution’s history. The Office of the President is located on the first floor of Lasker Hall. Public and nonprofit endeavors have included the City of Wilmington, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Executive Leadership Council. Wilma Mishoe, president of Delaware State University since July 2018, plans to retire on December 31. ACCESS THE RESOURCES THAT FOSTER BREAKTHROUGHS AND NEW IDEAS. We have physical presences in New Jersey, and students nationwide and abroad attend our online programs. The business and affairs of the University are governed by the Board of Trustees. In 2002, he began that career with the study Handgun Violence in Delaware for the Urban League and collaborated with Dr. Leland Ware on The Geography of Discrimination: Hyper-segregation, Isolation, and Fragmentation within the Black Community. His work there was instrumental in providing the starting point for the newly appointed Redding Consortium for Educational Equity. NEWARK, Del. The U.S. may have 3.6 million Dreamer with perhaps 800,000 in danger of deportation. (CBS) — President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have named the president of Delaware State University the chief executive officer of the Presidential Inaugural Committee. After over two decades of notable public service, Tony commenced his position as President of Delaware State University (DSU) on New Year’s Day. vnesbit [at] desu.edu, Jackie R. Griffith Delaware Governor John Carney led a chorus of praise for the departing President, saying, “Dr. Delaware State University President Picked To Lead President-elect Biden's Inaugural Committee Sponsored By Categories: News , Local News , Politics , KYWTV , Top Story He was also responsible for ongoing reputation analysis and related research; led communications for the bank’s Consumer, Commercial Banking, and Wealth Management businesses; and co-chaired the Global Marketing & Corporate Affairs Diversity & Inclusion Council. They believed so strongly in education that it never occurred to me I had any other choice except to go forward as far as talent and opportunity would take me. Chief Administrative Officer and VP for Human Resources  DOVER, Del. Dennis Assanis is the 28th President of the University of Delaware. He was elected to the position by the UD Board of Trustees on Nov. 18, 2015. The Board consists of 15 members whose appointment or election is provided for in the Delaware Code, and the governor of the state and the President of the University, both of … He holds a 1993 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Delaware and a 1998 Master’s Degree in Public Administration in Nonprofit Management and Community Development from the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, Baruch College (CUNY). Tony Allen, Ph.D., the President of Delaware State University (DSU) and a member brother of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. was named Chief Executive Officer for President-elect Biden’s Presidential Inaugural Committee this week. snewton [at] desu.edu, Irene Chapman-Hawkins, Ed.D. Delaware State University senior Caitlyn Ward was a 2019 winner of ELC’s prestigious Ann Fudge Scholarship. 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