The First Woman President of Delaware Valley University

Maria Gallo, the next president of Delaware Valley UniversityThe board of trustees of Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, has appointed Maria Gallo as the next president of the educational institution. When she takes office on July 1, Dr. Gallo will be the first woman president in the 120-year history of the university.

Delaware Valley University, located north of Philadelphia, enrolls 1,860 undergraduate students and nearly 300 graduate students, according to the latest Department of Education data. Women make up 62 percent of the undergraduate student body.

Currently, Dr. Gallo serves as dean of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Earlier in her career, she was chair of the department of agronomy at the University of Florida.

A graduate of Cornell University, Dr. Gallo earned a master’s degree in crop science and a Ph.D. in genetics from North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

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