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Board Minutes

2014 Meeting Minutes June 12, 2014 May 1, 2014 April 9, 2014 March 20, 2014 January 23, 2014 2013 Meeting Minutes December 13, 2013 October 21, 2013 June 13, 2013 March 21, 2013 January 10, 2013 2012 Meeting Minutes September 13, 2012 June 5, 2012 May 16, 2012 March 1, 2012 January 12, 2012 2011 Meeting Minutes December 20, 2011 September 15, 2011 June 28, 2011 June 9, 2011 March 3, 2011 January 13, 2011 2010 Meeting Minutes: September 9, 2010 June 10, 2010 May 13, 2010 March 4, 2010 January 14, 2010  2009 Meeting Minutes: September 10, 2009 June 22, 2009 June 11, 2009 May 28, 2009 May 5, 2009 April 9, 2009 March 18, 2009 January 15, 2009  2008 Meeting Minutes: September 11, 2008 August 20, 2008 June 26, 2008 June 12, 2008 April 10, 2008 January 10, 2008 2007 Meeting Minutes: September 13, 2007 June 28, 2007 June 14, 2007 May 10, 2007 April 12, 2007 January 11, 2007  

Barry M. Granger

2010 - Present                                  Finance Committee and Facilities Committee First appointed by the board in June 2010 and sworn in that same month. Mr. Barry M. Granger Current Expiration Date – Aug. 31, 2014   Barry M. Granger is the vice president for DuPont Government Marketing & Government Affairs, a company he has worked for since 1987. Prior to his arrival at DuPont, he held various positions with the Dow Chemical Company.   Mr. Granger holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University. He is a former board member of Salesianum High School of Wilmington and for the Eastern Seals of Delaware & Maryland. The DuPont executive is a resident of Bethesda, Md.   The board appointment of Mr. Granger fills the vacant board seat that was created by 2005 legislation that expanded the DSU Board of Trustees to 15 members.      

Lois M. Hobbs

    First appointed by Gov. Jack Markell on June 11, 2010. Current Expiration Date – Jan. 11, 2011   Lois M. Hobbs has worked the last four years as an independent educational consultant. Prior to that from 1996-2006 she served as the superintendent of the Indian River School District, Lois M. Hobbs which serves 7,600 students in Sussex County. During her career, she has also been a regional administrator for the Charles County Public Schools and a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent for the Prince George’s County Public School.   Ms. Hobbs has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Master of Arts in Elementary School Administration. She has served on the Governor’s Task Force on School Libraries and on the Lt. Governor’s Models of Excellence in Education Steering Committee. The former district superintendent is a resident of Ocean View, DE . Ms. Hobbs succeeds former board member Willa Mae Jordan, whose term expired in 2010.  

Matthew Mackie, Ph.D.

  Educational Policy Committee Student Affairs Committee Matthew Mackie, Ph.D. First appointed by Gov. Ruth Ann Minner on Jan. 4, 2006 Current Expiration Date — Jan. 4, 2012 Dr. Mackie has been a research assistant professor at Temple University since the Spring of 2005. He has done extensive research, authored and co-authored papers on the development of the theory of photoassociation and Feshbach resonances. Dr. Mackie earned a BS in Physics from Delaware State College (Magna Cum Laude) in 1991, a MS and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Connecticut in 1993 and 1999 respectively.        

Project Spotlight



Planting of monkey-puzzle tree behind the Baker Building on the DSU campus. 

  Educational Arboretum at Delaware State University On May 6, 2010, 31 different species of trees (see list of trees below, listed in order of planting) were planted across the Delaware State University campus. Most of the tree planting was contracted out, but all of the watering and maintenance is being done by volunteers, Herbarium student workers, and director of arboretum projects, Susan Yost. This arboretum is a component of the educational programs of the Claude E. Phillips Herbarium (DOV). Labels have been placed on over 80 different existing tree species, with a preliminary map of tree locations forming a loop walk around the campus. Approximately 30 additional new species of native and non-native trees are being planted and labeled.  The campus trees are utilized for undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources including Systematic Botany, Dendrology, Field Botany, Economic Botany, Horticultural Plant Materials and Ecology; as well as in other departments. The trees are also used for community outreach, including master gardener classes, teacher in-service classes, garden clubs, nature societies, scout troops, and visiting schoolchildren in the Woodlands Classroom Program. A monthly Campus Nature Walk program, attended by University faculty, staff and students as well as members of the community, features an array of topics including tree identification.   Undergraduate students hired as Herbarium trainees assist with the arboretum and educational outreach, along with volunteers. They also prepare herbarium specimens, which are deposited in the Herbarium and used for education, research and documentation.   The new Delaware State University Arboretum will have over 100 different tree species, with accompanying booklet and map. Use of the outdoor educational resources is being quantified. The Arboretum will enrich the curriculum and outreach, and increase botanical knowledge of students and the public.   For more information about the Educational Arboretum at Delaware State University, please contact Dr. Susan Yost at    



Vita Pickrum
Associate VP of Development
Chair of DSU Green Initiative


Farmers Market

  Delaware State University is pleased to host the Farmers Market for the third straight year. The market is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. until late September. This year the location has moved to the corner of Rt. 13 and College Road next to the Agriculture Museum. The entrance is off College Road. Because the mission of Delaware State University includes service to the community, there is no fee or registration to the vendor.  

Official DSU Travel Packages



"The MEAC/SWAC Challenge is more than just a football game - it's all about Delaware State University pride!"

Click here to sign up for the DSU MEAC/SWAC Golf Outing.


  Student Travel Packages to MEAC/SWAC Challenge Orlando, Florida- September 5, 2010 The following information is for current DSU students traveling to the MEAC/SWAC challenge football game in Orlando, Florida on September 5.  Please note that the list of events is subject to change, and all deposits made for reservations of this package are non-refundable.  Chaperones and security will accompany students on the bus while traveling along with attending all scheduled events in Orlando, Florida.  $197.00 Travel Packages Include: Bus Departure from DSU Campus September 2nd, 2010 Return to DSU campus September 6th, 2010 3 night stay at Royal Plaza Hotel    (4 students to a room) 1 day pass to Disney Theme Park 1 ticket to DSU vs. Southern football game Transportation around Disney provided by Pro-Tran Payment Deadlines: All deposits and payments are non-refundable. $50.00 Non-Refundable deposits are due by July 31, 2010 All balances must be paid in full by August 20, 2010 All orders are subject to a $5.00 processing fee Information/Contacts: For questions about the trip please contact Justine Wilmot at 302-857-6391. For questions about the payment process or assistance needed setting up an account please contact Franklin Meredith at 302-857-7497 To reserve online, Click Here Alumni, Fans, and Friends Travel Packages to MEAC/SWAC Challenge Orlando, Florida- September 3-6, 2010 The following information is for Alumni, Fans, and Friends s traveling to the MEAC/SWAC challenge football game in Orlando, Florida on September 5.  Please note that the list of events is subject to change. Packages Starting at $299 Include: 2-3 night stay at Rosen Plaza Hotel Ticket to DSU vs. Southern football game Transportation to and from all event sites (Including Disney Theme Parks) VIP onsite travel assistance Information/Contacts: For questions about the trip please contact Lorene Robinson at 302-857-6050. For questions about the payment process or assistance needed setting up an account please contact Anthony Travel at 1-888-632-6951. To reserve online, Click Here