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Delaware State University Alumni Association

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The Delaware State University Alumni Association (DSUAA) is an organization of DSU graduates and former students. The DSUAA exists to support Delaware State in its growth and quest for excellence. To this end, The DSUAA unites with the university through common interests, concerns and goals. Membership in the DSUAA can serve as a means toward development and maintenance of  lasting relationships with the university and its components.  Membership is available to all graduates and former DSU students who attended for one year or more.  Active DSUAA membership is achieved by paying annual dues, ranging from $50.00 to $1000.00 for General to Life Memberships. Payment of dues to the DSUAA provides the funds for the organization to carry out its goals and objectives; specifically for its operations and initiatives relative to the support of university programs and the achievement of university mission goals. Active members in the Alumni Association may, from time to time, receive flyers and brochures announcing various DSUAA activities and events; however, DSUAA membership is not a prerequisite for receiving information from the university about general programs and events sponsored by the university.  As a member of the association, alumni can also take advantage of these great benefits: Voting privileges in the DSU Alumni Association. 10% discount at the DSU Bookstore. Networking Opportunities.  For more information, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 302.857.6050 or email alumni@desu.edu Visit DSUAA Online     
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If you are interested in joining the DSUAA, please take a moment to download, print and fill out the DSUAA Membership Application in pdf format. (You must have Adobe Acrobat to view this. Download it here if you do not have it yet.)

Applications and monies may be sent to:

DSUAA
Office of Alumni Relations
Delaware State University
1200 N. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901

Regular Membership dues are $50.00 per year.

Visit DSUAA Online

History

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The State College for Colored Students, now known as Delaware State University, was established May 15, 1891, by the Delaware General Assembly under the provisions of the Morrill Act of 1890 by which land-grant colleges for Blacks came into existence in states maintaining separate educational facilities. Through the conservative and practical planning of the Board of Trustees appointed by Delaware Gov. Robert J. Reynolds, the College was launched upon its mission of education and public service on February 2, 1892. Five courses of study leading to a baccalaureate degree were offered: Agricultural, Chemical, Classical, Engineering and Scientific. A Preparatory Department was established in 1893 for students who were not qualified to pursue a major course of study upon entrance. A three-year normal course leading to a teacher's certificate was initiated in 1897. The College graduated its first class of degree candidates in May 1898. The normal course of study (teacher education) was extended to four years in 1911 and the Bachelor of Pedagogy degree was awarded to students upon satisfactory completion of the curriculum. In 1912, the courses of study were changed to Academic, Agricultural, Mechanic Arts and Domestic Science. The Bachelor of Pedagogy degree was awarded upon completion of the academic curriculum. A certificate of graduation was granted upon completion of the other courses of study. In the 1916-1917 school year, the Preparatory Department was phased out, a Model Grade School was established, and a high school diploma was granted on completion of a four-year course of study. In 1923, a Junior College Division was added. Four-year curricula in the Arts and Sciences, Elementary Education, Home Economics, Agriculture and Industrial Arts were established in 1932. The College graduated its first class of bachelor-degree candidates completing one of these four-year courses of study in June 1934. In 1944, the College received provisional accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). In 1947, the name of the institution was changed to "Delaware State College" by legislative action. In November 1949, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education revoked the accreditation of the institution. This was a severe blow to the prestige of the College. Strenuous efforts were exerted to maintain the existence of the College and to make it an accredited four-year land-grant institution. At the end of the 1951-52 school year, the High School Division was discontinued. In April 1957, the College was fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education in 1962, 1972, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002 and 2012 reaffirmed this accreditation. Concurrently, the University achieved and maintained accreditation of its teacher education programs by the Delaware State Board of Education. On July 1, 1993, Delaware State College turned another chapter in its history when Gov. Thomas Carper signed a name change into law, thus renaming the College to Delaware State University. Since 1957, the University has grown in stature as a center for teaching, research and public service. The purpose of the University has broadened in keeping with changing times. While recognizing its heritage, the University is among the top premier Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in the country, while serving a diverse student population. Undergraduate studies are organized into six colleges that contain a total of 21 academic departments, which offer 53 bachelor's degrees, 25 master's degrees and five doctoral degrees. Accreditations include the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, the Council on Social Work Education, the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. The University’s College of Business is internationally accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The underpinning of the growth and development of Delaware State University has been the leadership of its ten presidents, including Wesley P. Webb (1891 – 1895), William C. Jason (1895 – 1923), Richard S. Grossley (1923 – 1942), Howard D. Gregg (1942 – 1949), Oscar J. Chapman (1950 – 1951), Jerome H. Holland (1953 – 1960), Luna I. Mishoe (1960 – 1987), William B. DeLauder (1987 – 2003), Allen L. Sessoms (2003 – 2008) and Harry L. Williams (January 2010-present). Maurice E. Thomasson served as acting president from 1949 to 1950 and from 1951 to 1953. Claibourne D. Smith served as acting president from September 2008 to January 2010. As a result of their efforts, the University is well positioned to reach new levels of prestige. As of fall 2014, the University’s student enrollment has grown to 4,644 students. The University’s physical infrastructure has grown from its 1891 beginning as a 100-acre property with three buildings to a beautiful 356-acre pedestrian campus with over 50 buildings and four outdoor athletic fields. The University also has two farm properties in the Kenton and Smyrna areas, locations in Wilmington and Georgetown, and its Airway Science Program maintains it fleet of planes and base of operation at the Delaware Air Park in Cheswold.

Faculty Senate

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  On behalf of the Delaware State University Faculty Senate, "Welcome!" Faculty participation in the shared governance of DSU is more important than ever. As the chair of the faculty senate I ask that you stay involved with the vital issues facing the University. In our goal to go paperless, the minutes, proposals, reports, upcoming agenda, etc. are posted for your examination on the Faculty Senate Forum on Blackboard. If your department has not already, please forward the names of your Faculty Senator(s) and alternate(s) for the current academic year to me (jblade@desu.edu ) and the Vice Chair, Myna German (mgerman@desu.edu). Stephanie Milbourne is the Senate recorder (smilbourne@desu.edu). Several openings are available on our senate committees. These committees are an excellent opportunity for every faculty member to provide service and leadership to the university, get to know other faculty and staff, and do the valuable work of the faculty senate. Email the me to get involved. Your service counts.   Respectfully submitted, Jan Blade, Chair, Faculty Senate. FROM THE BY-LAWS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY Unless otherwise ordered by the Board of Trustees, authority is hereby delegated to the university faculty to develop and administer the academic and educational policies of the university in accordance with the provisions of the following regulations. The Faculty shall: Establish departmental curricula and courses. Develop rules, regulations and discipline for the student body. Determine educational academic policies of admission. Determine requirements for degrees and recommend candidates for degrees, which shall be conferred by the   President of the University under the authority of the Board of Trustees. It shall be the privilege of the faculty: To recommend to the Board of Trustees the establishment of any degree to be awarded and the disestablishment of any degree. To consider matters of general interest to the university and make recommendations to the President of the University for presentation to the Board of Trustees. (Chapter 2, Section II) FACULTY SENATE CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS Function: The Faculty Senate is the primary governing body of the faculty. It shall serve as a channel of communication between the faculty and the administration and, through the administration, to the Board of Trustees. It shall seek means to raise the level of all aspects of professional performance. It shall be the instrument by which the faculty carries out its responsibilities under the Charter and Bylaws of the Board of Trustees of Delaware State University. [Article I, Section 2] Responsibilities : The Faculty Senate is the chief governing body under the authority of the faculty. It shall possess the primary responsibility and authority to review, discuss, and make policy recommendations in such areas as curriculum, standards, research, faculty status, honorary degrees, and student activities related to the academic life of the University. [Article I, Section 3] Duties and Responsibilities of Faculty Senators: Faculty Senators are expected to attend all Faculty Senate meetings. Faculty Senators are expected to communicate to their respective departments all actions of the Faculty Senate. Faculty Senators are expected to communicate to the full Senate any of their respective departmental concerns.  

The Echo

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The Echo Summer-Fall 2015 issue   Read the Summer/Fall 2015 issue as a PDF ABOUT THE ECHO The Echo is a publication for alumni and friends of Delaware State University that is produced by the Office of Marketing and Communications 3 times a year collaboratively with the Division of Institutional Advancement and the Department of Athletics. The Echo is available to all alumni who maintain up-to-date mailing information through the Office of Alumni Relations. KEEP IN TOUCH Alumni and friends are invited and encouraged to send news of personal achievements and other milestones for inclusion in The ECHO.  All items submitted for print will be edited. Click here to submit your news online. or email to: alumni@desu.edu If you prefer, items can also be mailed or faxed to: The ECHO Office of Alumni Relations Delaware State University 1200 N. DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901-2277 FAX to: 302.857.6052 If you have not recently received a copy of The ECHO, please update your contact information here.  Keep abreast of news of your alma mater. SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Do you prefer to read The ECHO in print or online? Please let us know by clicking here.
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Delaware State University Alumni Scholarships

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To determine the status of additional scholarship funds, for applications, or for more information, visit our scholarships page and check out what fits you best. DSU tries to help our students meet their financial needs (Financial Need = Cost of Attendance – Expected Family Contribution). In addition to scholarships, students in need of additional educational funds might consider: To determine the status of additional scholarship funds, for applications, or for more information, visit our scholarships page and check out what fits you best. DSU tries to help our students meet their financial needs (Financial Need = Cost of Attendance – Expected Family Contribution). In addition to scholarships, students in need of additional educational funds might consider: Contacting businesses, civic organizations, fraternal or religious organizations to ask if they offer scholarships Speaking to high school administrative or counseling staff about available scholarships Contacting a local library for further resource information Researching the World Wide Web for helpful sites such as www.fastweb.com ADDITIONAL FUNDS AVAILABLE   Information regarding the availability, nature and criteria of alumni scholarships may change without notice. For this reason, interested persons are advised to verify all information through the Scholarship Office before applying. Scholarships are also sponsored by individual alumni and organizations. To obtain a more comprehensive listing, or for more information about other types of financial aid, consult the University Catalogs Visit the Financial Aid Office located in the Administration Building, or visit the scholarships page on this site.

Administration

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Administration Building
1200 N. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
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Delaware State University provides personal attention and recognition from a talented, dedicated staff—from coaches to counselors to police officers. Consider us your own support team, ready to help you succeed. You can search for a particular staff person by name, department or building by using the directory.  Or, refer to the contact page for important University phone numbers, e-mail addresses and locations.

News and Media — Latest Headlines

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Media Requests


For media requests pertaining to a need for expert input or information about DSU, please contact The Office of Public Relations located on the second floor of the Administration and Student Services Building. 

Carlos Holmes
302.857.6062
cholmes@desu.edu

Tracy Channel
302.857.6061
tchannel@desu.edu

For information pertaining to sports or an interview with any athlete or coach, please contact the Sports Media Relations Director: 

Dennis Jones
302.857.6065
djones@desu.edu

 

Purchasing Department

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Welcome to Delaware State University Purchasing Department website!  The  Purchasing Department's goal is to provide purchasing services to all of the organizational units within the University.  Customer service and accountability are our top priorities. Purchasing is one of several Departments within the Finance Division. Specific services include but are not limited to central contracting, purchasing, printing and publishing. The Delaware Code Title 29 §6933 allows that DSU may participate in, sponsor, conduct or administer a cooperative purchasing agreement for the procurement of material or non-professional services with one or more public procurement units either within the State or with another state in accordance with an agreement entered into between the participants.  The Director is responsible for establishing, maintaining, and ensuring compliance with purchasing policies and procedures. DSU strives to provide for the purchase of materials and services that will be available at the time and place indicated in addition to the quantity and price consistent with the needs of the University.  As you visit our site you will discover the range of services offered, from contact and vendor information, to training and Frequently Asked Questions.  If you have any questions please contact us!  
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Purchasing Staff


Lucie S. Jeneske, MBA
Purchasing Coordinator
302.857.7829

Robert Zipp
Purchasing Coordinator
302.857.7931

Purchasing Specialist III
302.857.6270

Office of Human Resources

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The Office of Human Resources is located on the second floor of the Administration building.

Contact Information:
DSU Office of Human Resources
1200 N. DuPont Hwy.
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302.857.6261
Fax: 302.857.6264

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Office of Human Resources Mission Statement The Office of Human Resources is committed to provide superior service that will recruit and retain a diverse workforce to accomplish the goals and objectives of the University. We will accomplish this by exceeding our principles and standards of excellence in every interaction with our internal and external customers Benefits and Compensation Compensation Direct Deposit Direct deposit is an option for employees hired prior to December 31, 1995. Direct deposit is a condition of employment for all personnel hired after January 1, 1996. ePay Online Employee Self-Service secure log in for online pay information.  ePay online instructions Benefits Overview of Benefits The University provides health insurance benefits to eligible employees through the State of Delaware health insurance plan.  Details for these plans are available at www.ben.omb.delaware.gov/ Medical, dental and vision care Flex Spending Account Employee Assistance Program Prescriptions Disability Insurance program Life Insurance Consult your CBA or Professional Employees Handbook (Non-Faculty) for specifics Annual leave Paid holidays Sick leave Personal leave Military leave Jury duty leave Bereavement leave Tuition Remission for dependent children Family and Medical leave Educational benefits Parking Retirement Delaware State University employees are members of the State of Delaware Retirement Plan. Visit www.delawarepensions.com/ for details. Deferred Compensation It is the policy of Delaware State University to provide many options for employees to participate in tax shelters and deferred compensation plans.  See your Benefits Coordinator for more information.
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Meet Our Staff

 
Ms. Irene Chapman-Hawkins
Vice President Human Resources
302.857.6261
 
Ms. Pamela Mosley Gresham, Esq.
Director of Human Resources
302.857.6261

Email:  pgresham@desu.edu

 
Ms. Beverley Brown
Human Resources Generalist – Wage and Salary
302.857.6261
 
Ms. Sandra Golson
Assistant to the Vice President Human Resources
302.857.6261
 
Ms. Vernice Oney
Benefits Coordinator
302.857.6261
 
Ms. Janice Hilliard
Human Resources Technician
302.857.6261

 

2016 Calendar - DSU Holidays (Observed)

Adult and Continuing Education

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Administration Delaware State University provides personal attention and recognition from a talented, dedicated staff—from coaches to counselors to police officers. Consider us your own support team, ready to help you succeed. Use the links below to find contact information for administrative staff throughout the university. You can also return to the top of the directory and find more detailed contact information for individuals and departments using the Campus Directory. Division of Adult and Continuing Education Home Page  | Directory Distance Education Home Page |   Sussex Site Home Page |   Wilmington Site Home Page |  

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