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Lead 2015 @ DSU

Celebrate World Leadership Day

LEAD2015 is a platform to change the world by inspiring individuals, communities, organizations and governments to choose education, collaboration and ethical leadership instead of ignorance, indifference and violence. 

Commencement Speaker

ANN ROSENBERG VICE PRESIDENT, HEAD OF GLOBAL SAP UNIVERSITY ALLIANCES Join me in empowering youth all over the world, and inspiring the passion in the individual person to do everything -- and bring your passion to work too. It doesn't matter where you come from and what your background is, what matters is to find your passion in yourself and follow your heart, always believe in yourself, and then not forget to always have a mission, be able to mobilize, and make it happen. Located in Silicon Valley, I am an active participant and spokesperson for driving one's passion to work, across all continents in every diversity. At SAP I work as Vice President Head of Global SAP University Alliances which opens up the world of SAP to more than 2,300 universities in more than 90 countries worldwide, and aims to develop highly qualified graduates with critical skills for the 21st century workforce. Through a community of over 8,000 faculty members as well as engagement at over 1,400 events annually, SAP University Alliances has inspired students around the world about SAP. SAP University Alliances also fosters entrepreneurship and innovation with Millennials through crowdsourcing, inspiring students to form startup companies leveraging SAP technologies. The SAP University Alliances Academic Network brings together faculty and students from SAP UA member institutions to download resources, share their stories, and engage with the wider SAP Network. The key focus is to prepare the next generation for the future of work.

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. Irene Chapman-Hawkins, Senior Associate Vice President for Human Resources Ms. Vita Pickrum, Vice President for Institutional Advancement Mr. David Sheppard, 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.