Delaware State University, the historically Black educational institution in Dover, has announced the appointment of Tony Allen as the university’s provost. Dr. Allen will be the chief academic officer overseeing 21 academic departments and more than 200 faculty members.
Dr. Allen has been serving as head of the corporate reputation group for Bank of America. He is the former executive vice president of MBNA, the large banking and credit card company. Dr. Allen also served as a speechwriter and assistant to Joe Biden and was the founding president of the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League.
Dr. Allen holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a Ph.D. in urban affairs and public policy from the University of Delaware. He also earned a master of public administration degree at Baruch College of the City University of New York.