Barry University President Mike Allen, Ph.D.
As the seventh president of Barry University, Dr. Mike Allen has significantly increased the institution’s visibility and presence in South Florida, focused heavily on strengthening community partnerships as well as Institutional Advancement, and has skillfully marshalled the university through the disruption of the global health crisis, prioritizing student support as students and their families face the many challenges brought by the pandemic. Dr. Allen joined Barry in July 2019 and has been making an impact in higher education for nearly three decades.
Dr. Allen came to Barry University from The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. where he served as Vice President for Student Affairs for six years and as Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics for eight years.
Additionally, he designed and implemented academic support programs for students at Florida Atlantic University and the University of Connecticut between 1993 and 2005.
President Allen holds a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College, and a Master of Arts and Doctoral degree from the School of Education at the University of Connecticut, where his dissertation and research focused on the academic socialization and personal development of intercollegiate student athletes.