President Biden to Appoint Delaware State University President Tony Allen as HBCU Advisory Board Lead
Posted By: Kennedy Williams on September 09, 2021 |
Congratulations are in order for Delaware State University president, Tony Allen, as it was just announced that President Biden will appoint him to lead the HBCU Advisory Board.
The board was designed to advance the HBCU Initiative, which was established during the Carter Administration to improve and increase the success of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Allen became university president in January 2020 after serving as both Provost and Executive Vice President.
According to the University, since stepping into the leadership role:
"[Allen] and his team have built a strong portfolio of accomplishments focused on student success. The university has seen its elevation to the #3 public HBCU in America (US News), an R2 “high research activity” designation, and the historic acquisition of nearby Wesley College. The university’s “Together” COVID-19 plan has been touted as a national example of campus safety strategy, and a year into the pandemic enrollment has shattered all previous records."
As a supporter of the IGNITE HBCU Excellence Act which calls for investing in new infrastructure and technology at HBCUs, Allen will likely continue to do all that he can to build support for the bill in his new role.
Congratulations again to Mr. Tony Allen!
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