University Communications

Dr. Nancy Allen is New Assistant Dean of Immaculata University’s College of LifeLong Learning

Immaculata University´s College of LifeLong Learning (CLL) welcomes Dr. Nancy Allen as its new assistant dean. In her new position, Allen oversees recruitment, retention, and academic advising for students enrolled in academic programs offered on campus. She works with the academic department chairs to ensure that CLL offers courses in the evening, some in accelerated formats and some online, for adult students who are often juggling busy schedules with family and professional responsibilities.
Prior to arriving at Immaculata University, Allen served for five years as the director of academic advising in Villanova University´s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In this capacity, she oversaw academic advising for first- and second-year students, trained faculty advisers, implemented a professional development program, and taught one English course each semester. She has been a member of Association of Continuing Higher Education, and of the National Academic Advising Association, which named her the outstanding academic advising administrator in her region in 2010.
Allen´s extensive administrative career in higher education includes working as the director of West Chester University´s Pre-Major Academic Advising Center, the executive director of graduate and professional studies at Cabrini College, the associate dean and the dean of continuing education at Arcadia University, and the assistant dean of Rider University´s College of Continuing Studies. Allen has been a consultant to other universities regarding their academic advising and support services and has taught courses in literature, the humanities, autobiography, and communication.
Allen studied English throughout her academic career, earning her undergraduate degree from Bucknell University, her master´s from Duquesne University, and her doctorate from New York University.
"This is an exciting time to be at Immaculata," Allen says. "My staff and I will be working with the Office of Admissions to recruit transfer students from area community colleges, many who are interested in studying on-campus but are also interested in taking online and accelerated courses that work well in their busy schedules."
Immaculata University, a Catholic, comprehensive, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.