Tony Allen


Delaware State University

Tony Allen is Chief Executive Officer of the nation’s most diverse contemporary HBCU: Delaware State University. A comprehensive research institution with a $140 million budget and a $27 million research portfolio, the 1890 Land-Grant institution is home to four academic colleges serving 6,200+ undergraduates, with graduate and adult programs across Delaware and in 23 countries.Tony started his career as speechwriter for then-United States Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. In 2020, he was named Chief Executive Officer of the 59th Presidential Inaugural after having served on the President-elect’s Transition Team Advisory Board. In 2021, he was appointed as Chair to the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, a role in which he continues to serve.Founding President of the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League, Cofounder of Public Allies Delaware, Chair Emeritus of the National Urban Fellows, a Distinguished Fellow with the National Academy of Public Administration, a member of the Economic and Community Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Tony also serves on the Boards of Graham and Pepco Holdings.Tony holds a B.A. in Political Science and a Ph.D. in Urban Affairs & Public Policy from the University of Delaware as well as a Master of Public Administration from Baruch College (City University of New York). He is the proud husband of Ms. Tara Allen and father of four fantastic children.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

2:30 pm
3:10 pm

Global Higher Education