Community Housing: Managing Director D-L Wormley
Diane-Louise (D-L) Wormley, associate treasurer at Penn, has been named
managing director for community housing, Executive Vice President John
Fry announced Friday.
Starting February 1, Ms. Wormley will be responsible for the implementation
of initiatives focused on strengthening the neighboring community by increasing
home ownership. She will also oversee the Office of Off-Campus Living,
which provides rental service information and acts as the primary liaison
"As Penn moves forward with its numerous initiatives to enhance
the quality of life for students, faculty and staff, a key priority will
continue to be encouraging people to live in the West Philadelphia community,"
Mr. Fry said. "In her new position, D-L will play a key role in ensuring
that this important University priority becomes a reality. With her significant
experience developing Penn's existing housing and mortgage programs, her
leadership of the 40th Street Action team, and her demonstrated commitment
to the West Philadelphia community, D-L is the perfect person to assume
Ms. Wormley came to Penn in 1984 as a senior counselor for The Penn
Plan, the University's innovative tuition financing program. She held increasingly
responsible positions in the Office of Student Financial Services before
moving to the Treasurer's Office as Associate Treasurer in 1994.
There her work included managing short-term investments and working
capitol portfolio; maintaining banking relationships and negotiating related
contracts for the University and Hospital; managing the cashier's office;
and coordinating Penn's guaranteed mortgage program.
Ms. Wormley also co-chaired (with Maureen Rush, Director of Police Operations)
the 40th Street Action Team which completed a number of enhancements to
the 40th Street retail corridor.
Ms. Wormley has served in numerous administrative posts in higher education
, including director of career planning and placement-liberal arts at Stanford
University; director of career planning and placement at Fisk University;
and director/corporate associates program at the Atlanta University Graduate
School of Business Administration.
She received a bachelor's degree in English from William Smith College
in Geneva, N.Y. and participated in the Summer Institute for Women in Higher
Education at Bryn Mawr College. Ms. Wormley serves a Trustee at Hobart
& William Smith Colleges.