Margo DelliCarpini, Ph.D. assumed the position of chancellor and dean of Penn State Abington on Jan. 4, 2021. She has compiled an accomplished record of strategic leadership and a demonstrated commitment to student access and success, academic scholarship, community outreach, and diversity, equity and inclusion.
As chancellor of Penn State Abington, she oversees approximately 3,700 students, more than 320 faculty, 22 bachelor's degree programs, an MBA partnership with Penn State Great Valley, the NCAA Division III athletics program, and numerous outreach initiatives and partnerships that benefit the region and beyond.
Prior to arriving at Abington, Dr. DelliCarpini was vice provost for strategic educational partnerships and dean of the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). As dean, she grew the full-time faculty complement, oversaw the development of new degree programs including a doctoral program in school psychology; and led the launch of the Department of Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
As a first generation, nontraditional student, Dr. DelliCarpini experienced firsthand the opportunity that higher education provides for students, the role institutions of higher education play as cultural and intellectual hubs in their communities, and the impact of higher education on the economic mobility of graduates.
Dr. DelliCarpini earned her bachelor’s degree in linguistics, master’s degree in TESOL, and doctorate in linguistics all from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She is a licensed English as a Second Language educator and school district administrator through the New York State Education Department.