La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has announced Daniel J. Allen, Ph.D., as its 30th president, effective April 18, 2022. The selection of Allen follows a nine-month nationwide search led by a 21-member Presidential Search Committee with support from executive search firm partner AGB Search.
Allen currently serves as senior vice president of university advancement and external relations at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, where he has held several senior leadership roles since joining DePaul in 2015. He previously served for four years as vice president of advancement at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. Allen holds a Ph.D. in education with a concentration in higher education from Loyola University-Chicago. His doctoral dissertation and research interests centered on access to higher education for first-generation students, students of color and low-income students.
Allen will succeed Colleen M. Hanycz, Ph.D., who served as the school’s president from July 2015 – June 2021. Timothy O’Shaughnessy has been serving as interim president and will serve on the executive cabinet during the transition.
Photo: Daniel J. Allen, Ph.D., courtesy of La Salle University