Stacy L. Downing, Ph.D.

Chief Administrator of DSU Downtown, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives

Delaware State University

Stacy L. Downing received her bachelor’s degree (1996) in psychology and her doctorate degree (2005) in Education from the University of Cincinnati; she received her master’s in criminal justice in 1998 from Xavier University. Dr. Downing has 25 years of experience in higher education, where she held various leadership positions at the University of Cincinnati and Philander Smith College in Little Rock, AR. She currently works at Delaware State University where she served as the Vice President for Student Affairs. After a historical acquisition of Wesley College, DSU, the first HBCU to accomplish this achievement of taking possession of a predominantly white institution, she now serves as the Chief Administrator of DSU Downtown and Vice President for Strategic Initiatives.