Tony Allen, Ph.D.
Tony Allen serves as Delaware State University’s (DSU) president. He began his career as the co-founder of Public Allies Delaware and spent years as a speechwriter and special assistant to former Vice President Joe Biden. After pursuing his master’s degree, he joined Bank of America as a communications executive (corporate reputation), giving him a multi-sector perspective. He went on to receive his Doctorate in urban affairs and public policy before becoming DSU’s chief academic officer.
He has a passion for the state of Delaware evidenced by his commitment to providing poor and first-generation college students an opportunity to succeed. It was also noted that he has an extensive record for being a ‘tireless advocate for the overlooked, underserved, and ignored.