Carolann Wicks, EG '82, CHEP ’91M

"The University of Delaware has played a critical role in preparing me for all the major milestones in my career. My undergraduate degree in civil engineering, complemented by my master's degree in public administration, has clearly provided me the educational foundation necessary for a successful career in public service. The support and ongoing professional relationships that the faculty has provided me also make being a UD alumna truly priceless."
—Carolann Wicks, EG '82, CHEP '91M
Delaware state secretary of transportation

Carolann Wicks is a trailblazer in the field of transportation planning. In 2002, she became the first woman to be named chief engineer/director for the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), and in 2006, she was appointed to the Cabinet post of transportation secretary. During her 20-plus years with DelDOT, Wicks has been in charge of some of the state's most complex and challenging transportation projects.

published 2007 in UD Messenger