Alice Del Vecchio is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Professional Studies, Slippery Rock University. Del Vecchio holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Illinois-Springfield and is ABD from University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.
Her duties include teaching courses in nonprofit management, grant writing and philanthropy, community development, community decision-making, organization change and development, public policy, public budgeting, municipal management, organizational theory, American government.
In 1992 she founded and then directed until 2009 SRU's Institute for Community, Service-Learning and Nonprofit Leadership. The Institute coordinated SRU's service-learning programs and also housed the Connector Corps AmeriCorps program from 1997-2009, the I CARE House Community Development Corporation in New Castle from 2000-2009, and the local affiliate of the national Nonprofit Leadership Alliance until 2012.
Del Vecchio's research and consulting interests include professionalizing of the nonprofit sector, service-learning, civic engagement, youth leadership development, leadership, and organizational change.
From 2000 onwards, Del Vecchio coordinated the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance at Slippery Rock University guiding her students through the process of conducting research, program evaluation, marketing activities and special events, and fundraising planning for organizational sustainability. Since 2004, the nonprofit students under her direction have finished semester-long research projects, strategic and development for 50 nonprofit organizations. Currently, she and her student are funded by county government and local nonprofit organizations to launch SPEAK UP! Butler County Youth, a county-wide youth leadership and civic engagement project.