Gary Abdullah

Diversity and Inclusion, Journalism

Gary Abdullah

Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion


  • Bachelor's: Penn State
  • Master's: Penn State



Gary Abdullah has served as assistant dean for diversity and inclusion in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications since 2017. In that role, he strives to make the Bellisario College an inclusive and welcoming place for all students, staff and faculty. His responsibilities range from student recruitment and retention to staff development.

Before being selected as assistant dean, Abdullah was the multicultural coordinator for the College of Education at Penn State, an academic adviser in the Bellisario College, and an admissions officer for the University during a career that has been focused on higher education.

He earned two degrees from Penn State, a bachelor’s in telecommunications and a master’s in telecommunication studies.

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Gary Abdullah
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