Dr. Jo Allen Named President of Meredith College

Jo Allen was named the eighth president of Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is the first graduate of the college to be named its president. Dr. Allen will assume her new post on July 1.

Currently, Dr. Allen is provost, executive vice president, and professor of English at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. Prior to her post at Widener University, she was a tenured associate professor of English at East Carolina University and North Carolina State University.

Allen is a 1980 graduate of Meredith College. She earned a master’s degree from East Carolina University and a doctorate from Oklahoma State University.

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