John W. Land (Honorary Dr.)


Acting Board chairman, 1992-2008**

Board vice chairman**, Executive Committee, Students Affairs Committee (chair), Educational Policy Committee, Finance Committee, Buildings and Grounds Committee (chair) and Audit Committee


Dr. John W. Land

Dr. John W. Land (Honorary Dr.)
Board vice chairman**
Executive Committee
Student Affairs Committee (chair)
Educational Policy Committee
Finance Committee
Buildings and Grounds Committee (chair)
Audit Committee
First appointed by the board in 1992
**NOTE: Upon the Sept. 1, 2008 effective appointment of Dr. Claibourne Smith as the DSU acting president, the new post prompted him to step down temporarily as board chairman. At that time, the board appointed Dr. Land to serve as the board’s acting chairman. When Dr. Smith ends his tenure as acting president and resumes his role as board chairman, Dr. Land is expected to resume his service as the board’s vice chairman.
Dr. Land is an alumnus of Delaware State College, class of 1966, and a football inductee in the DSU Athletic Hall of Fame and the Delaware Afro American Sports Hall of Fame. He was a Distinguished Alumni in 1992 and President’s Club Nominee in 1998. He earned a B.S. Degree in Health and Physical Education from DSC.   
He retired in 2005 as vice president of procurement and competitive services at Connective Corporation which covered three states: Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey. He received two Honorary Doctorate Degrees - one from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 2005 and the other from Delaware State University in 2006. He received both Honorary Doctorates in Humane Letters for his dedicated service to the universities, his community and volunteerism.