Penn State Names DelliCarpini VP for Commonwealth Campuses

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Margo DelliCarpini, chancellor and dean of Penn State Abington, has been named vice president for commonwealth campuses and executive chancellor, effective Oct. 1.

DelliCarpini will replace David M. Callejo Pérez, who has served in an interim position since July following the departure of Kelly Austin. Callejo Pérez will resume his duties as associate vice president and senior associate dean for academic programs for the Commonwealth Campuses.

Andrew August, vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at Penn State Abington, has been named interim chancellor, and a national search will commence to identify a new leader at the Abington campus.

DelliCarpini has led Penn State Abington since January 2021, where she has compiled an accomplished record of strategic leadership and a commitment to student access and success, academic scholarship, community outreach and diversity, equity and inclusion.

In her new role, DelliCarpini will report to the executive vice president and provost and provide administrative leadership for Penn State’s 20 Commonwealth Campuses, which include Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Behrend, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, Great Valley, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Scranton, Shenango, Schuylkill, Wilkes-Barre and York. These campuses annually enroll approximately 24,000 students in associate, bachelor’s and graduate degree programs, in addition to 4,300 students enrolled in World Campus academic programs delivered by the Commonwealth Campuses.

Forty-six percent of first-year residential students begin their Penn State experience at a Commonwealth Campus, where they either finish all four years of their degree or transition to another Penn State campus to complete their degree through the university’s 2+2 plan.

Before her arrival at Penn State, DelliCarpini was vice provost for strategic educational partnerships and dean of the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She previously served as professor and dean of the College of Education at Morehead State University in Kentucky, and as professor at Lehman College, part of the City University of New York, where she also served as chair of the Department of Middle and High School Education.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in linguistics, a master’s degree in teaching English to speakers of other languages and a doctorate in linguistics from Stony Brook University.

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