SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 — Margo DelliCarpini, dean of UTSA’s College of Education and Human Development and vice provost for strategic educational partnerships, has been named chancellor of Penn State Abington, effective January 4, 2021.
DelliCarpini has served as dean of COEHD since 2016. As dean, she successfully hired more than 40 tenured/tenure-track and full-time clinical faculty; oversaw the development of a number of new degree programs, including the Ph.D. in school psychology; and led the launch of the Department of Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Under her leadership, COEHD introduced high-impact university/district teacher residency programs and partnered with the CAST Network to develop innovative magnet high schools. She conceptualized the Urban Education Institute as an education incubator and social mobility driver to research and scale best practices in K-12 education.
Also during her tenure as dean the college has increased annual revenue from fundraising and increased its annual research expenditures from $3.5 million to over $10 million.
DelliCarpini also was appointed vice provost for strategic educational partnerships in 2019 to increase college-going and advance access to higher education in the San Antonio area. As vice provost, she led the development of the division of Strategic Educational Partnerships, which is composed of pipeline programs, including UTSA Ready, Prefreshman Engineering Programs, TriO Upward Bound, TRiO Education Talent Search and Dual Credit.
“We are grateful to Dean DelliCarpini for her dynamic and visionary leadership of the College of Education and Human Development, her commitment to collaborating within and outside the university in support of our institutional goals as vice provost, and her dedicated service to UTSA and our students,” said Kimberly Andrews Espy, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “Under her guidance UTSA has advanced its standing as a leader in modeling best practices in educator preparation and increasing educational attainment for the benefit of our communities. I know my colleagues throughout the university join me in thanking Margo DelliCarpini for her service and wishing her the best in her new role.”
Located just outside of Philadelphia, Abington is one of 24 Penn State campuses throughout Pennsylvania. Abington is Penn State’s most diverse campus, with more than 50% of students identifying as being from underrepresented groups and more than 40% identifying as first-generation college students. Twenty-five percent are adult learners.
As chancellor, DelliCarpini will oversee the campus’ 3,700 students, 320 faculty, 22 bachelor’s degree programs, an NCAA Division III athletics program, and a variety of community partnerships and outreach efforts.
⇒ Explore the College of Education and Human Development at UTSA.
“I am honored to have served as dean and vice provost at UTSA. It has been wonderful to see the transformation in the college and across the university in the time I have been here. The leadership team that we put together in the college represents an amazing group of professionals who are committed to the success of our students, and the faculty and staff who make a difference on a daily basis are inspirational,” said DelliCarpini. “What we have accomplished since 2016 has been amazing. The strong foundation we have created will serve the college well as UTSA continues on its successful trajectory. President Eighmy and Provost Espy have created a strong culture of success at UTSA and it has been a pleasure to work with them.
“I am very excited about joining Penn State as the chancellor of Penn State Abington. The mission of Penn State, its excellence as a university, and the role that the Commonwealth Campuses play in the land grant mission of the university are aligned with my own professional passions, and I am honored to have the opportunity to serve in this role.”
Provost Espy will initiate the engagement process with college faculty and university leadership to identify and name interim leadership for the College of Education and Human Development immediately. A national search for the next permanent dean will be launched shortly thereafter.
The Dreamer and Undocumented student conversation consists of a panel discussion that will center in the immigrant experience while attending college and as a new professional. Our panelist will discuss their experiences as immigrants from different Latin American countries, and as current or former members of the undocumented community.Virtual Event
Come learn more about the Whataburger Resource Room and what you can do to fight food insecurity on our campus!Student Union, Paseo Principal Staircase, Main Campus
Join us for the grand opening of our new office space! There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at Noon with an open house at HSU 2.206, and student organization tabling on the Paseo. We will have DJ Loko along with snacks, give aways, and activities.H-E-B Student Union, 2.206, Main Campus
This year we will have a NNO kickoff party at the Downtown Campus - Frio Building breezeway. The event will be on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. We will have snow cones, music, and door prizes! The is a free event for all our DTC community. The NNO main event will be held at Main campus on October 5.Frio Breezeway, Downtown Campus
A virtual conversation about how we can take action to improve our wellbeing to prevent future mental health burn out.Virtual Event
No matter your first language, Coffee & Conversation can help you expand your horizons. We invite all UTSA students to come spend your lunch hour with Coffee & Conversation, where international and domestic students gather and build inter-cultural connections.Anaqua Room, 2.03.08, Student Union, Main Campus
For Hispanic Heritage Month this year we will be reading two books, starting in September with "I, Rigoberta Menchú", an autobiography. The October book will be "Cemetery Boys" by Aiden Thomas. Students who join the RJBC are eligible to receive the book free.Virtual Event
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.
We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.
UTSA is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) as designated by the U.S. Department of Education.
The University of Texas at San Antonio, a Hispanic Serving Institution situated in a global city that has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures for centuries, values diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life. As an institution expressly founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities, our university is committed to ending generations of discrimination and inequity. UTSA, a premier public research university, fosters academic excellence through a community of dialogue, discovery and innovation that embraces the uniqueness of each voice.