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Commencement Speaker

John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor is a Ghanaian politician and statesman who served as the second President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana (2001–09) and Chairperson of the African Union (2007–08). President Kufuor's career has been spent on the liberal-democratic side of Ghanaian politics, in the parties descended from the United Gold Coast Convention and the United Party. President Kufuor was the 7th of 10 children of Nana Kwadwo Agyekum, an Asante royal, and Nana Ama Dapaah, a queen mother. Kufuor was educated at Prempeh College in Kumasi and in Great Britain. He was called to the bar in 1961 at Lincoln’s Inn, London, and then studied at the University of Oxford, where in 1964 he earned a master’s degree in philosophy, politics, and economics. After completing his education, President Kufuor returned to Ghana and launched his political career. In 1967 he became chief legal officer and town clerk for the city of Kumasi. By 1969 he was a Member of Parliament and deputy foreign minister in the government of Prime Minister Kofi Busia. On Jan. 7, 2001, Kufuor began his first term as president. His inauguration marked the first peaceful transfer of power between democratically elected governments since Ghanaian independence in 1957. He spent his first year in office concentrating his efforts on the national economy. As a result, Ghana witnessed the fastest growth in its history attaining a Middle-Income status by 2006, much earlier than the projected year of 2015 envisaged under the UN Millennium Development Goals, and GDP reaching a record 8.4% between 2007 and 2008 even in the teeth of the international financial and economic crisis. President Kufuor is an international figure who as President visited all the continents and many countries. In 2011 he was named joint winner of the World Food Prize for Food and Agriculture with former Brazilian President Lula da Silva. In 2013, he was nominated by Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) as co-UN Special Envoy on Climate Change. He is currently a Global Ambassador against Hunger for the UN World Food Programme; chairman of the UN Interpeace Program; Chairman of the Sanitation and Water for All Partnership; Global Envoy for the Neglected Tropical Diseases Alliance; Lead Advocate for the Partnership for Child Development. His awards and accolades include: Chatham House Prize (2008) Distinction of Grand Cordon in the Most Venerable Order of the Knighthood of the Pioneers of the Republic of Liberia (2008) World Federation of Honorary Consuls’ Order of the Gold Star (2008) Honorary Fellow, Exeter College, Oxford University, and John Moore University, Liverpool, UK Honorary Doctorate from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana Knight Commander of the Order of Bath of the UK, conferred by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Awarded highest award of the Order of the House of Orange, conferred by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Awarded State Honors from various countries including Italy, Germany, and Brazil

John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor

John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor
President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana. (2001–09) and Chairperson of the African Union (2007–08).   

President's Administrative Council

President's Administrative Council Dr. Alton Thompson, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost Dr. Teresa Hardee, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Dr. Noureddine Melikechi, Vice President for Research, Innovation and Economic Development & Dean/CMNST Dr. Stacy Downing, Vice President for Student Affairs Ms. Valerie Dinkins, Special Assistant to the President for University Advancement Ms. Irene Chapman-Hawkins, Senior Associate Vice President for Human Resources Mr. Thomas Preston Esq. General Counsel Mr. Louis Perkins, Interim Associate Vice President for Athletic Services/Athletics Director

Dr. Teresa Hardee

Currently serving as Delaware State University’s Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Teresa Hardee brings over 20 years of accounting, auditing, budgeting, and managerial experience. Dr. Hardee holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (and a minor in Accounting) from Fayetteville State University, Master of Public Administration degree from North Carolina Central University, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hardee is also a Certified Public Accountant. Since joining Delaware State University, Dr. Hardee’s leadership has produced unprecedented standards of improving financial oversight and manageability, business-process management and leveraging technological advancements to ensure effective and efficient processes. Prior to Delaware State University, Dr. Hardee served as Chief Financial Officer of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Dr. Hardee’s transformational leadership has generated clean audits, performance improvements, strategic re-engineering, etc. She has been a member of the Executive Management Team for the last 10 years. Dr. Hardee’s professional successes also included having served as Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Budgets and Finance Planning (North Carolina Central University), Director of Internal Audit (North Carolina Central University), Investment Accounting Manager (North Carolina Department of State Treasurer), and Assistant State Auditor (North Carolina Office of State Auditor) among other professional positions.

Inspired Day of Service

Delaware State University will be partnering with the Delaware Prevention Coalition to host the 4th Annual Inspired Day of Service.     

This day of service is an opportunity for us to demonstrate the core values of the university and a terrific opportunity for Inspire Scholars to work towards the completion of their community service requirements. 

All registered volunteers will be provided with continental breakfast and a boxed lunch. This event is open to all current students of Delaware State University.

DSU 360

Dr. Harry L. Williams and the Board of Trustees invite you to celebrate our best and brightest — students in the classroom today, leaders in the workforce tomorrow. DSU 360° will bring together education, business and community to recognize exceptional graduating seniors — "entering to learn” from Delaware high schools and “going forth to serve” from Delaware State University. Featuring the talents of Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and actress Regina Belle.

DSU Community Health Fair

DSU will host its 5th annual Community Health Fair on Tuesday, March 31, in the Martin Luther King Student Center from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Over 40 community health organizations and student groups will offer free health screenings, demos, referral sources and educational material. The fair is co-sponsored by the DSU Student Affairs Health Committee and the DE Center for Health Promotion. Students, faculty, staff and the general public are invited to stop by. Learn ways to stay healthy – good health is your most important asset.  

DSU Alumni Day at Basketball Games

Join us for DSU Alumni Day at the men’s and women’s basketball games. 

Tommie Smith Discussion

Tommie Smith, former U.S. Olympian and author of Silent Gesture, will discuss the 1968 Olympics and the Black Power Movement in America. The event will take place in the Education and Humanities Building, Theater. 

The Life and Times of the Miseducated Negro - Stage Play

The Life and Times of the Miseducated Negro, a Poetic stage play by Malik Amari, will take place in the Education and Humanities Building, Theater. General admission is $10 per person.