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Board Minutes

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2015 Meeting Minutes June 11, 2015 March 19, 2015 January 15, 2015 2014 Meeting Minutes September 18, 2014 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  

Committees of the Board of Trustees

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Committees of the Board of Trustees 2015-2016 Executive Committee Mr. David G. Turner, chairman (Comprised of Chairs of Standing Committees) Mr. Barry M. Granger Charles S. McDowell, Esq. Mr. James Stewart Dr. Devona E. Williams Dr. Claibourne D. Smith Mr. Wesley E. Perkins Mr. John J. Allen, Jr. Dr. Harry L. Williams, ex officio Audit Committee on Trustees Development and Investment Educational Policy Finance and Facilities Personnel and Compensation Student Affairs University President   Audit Committee  Mr. Barry M. Granger, chair Mr. Wesley E. Perkins Leroy A. Tice, Esq. Dr. Devona E. Williams Mr. David G. Turner, ex officio Dr. Harry L. Williams, ex officio   Committee on Trustees (Board Development & Governance) Charles S. McDowell, Esq., chair Mr. Barry M. Granger Dr. Claibourne D. SmithMr. David G. Turner, ex officio Dr. Harry L. Williams, ex officio   Development and Investment Committee Mr. James Stewart, chair Mr. Robert E. Buccini Mr. José F. Echeverri, MBA Mr. Wesley E. Perkins Mr. David G. Turner, ex officio Dr. Harry L. Williams, ex officio   Educational Policy Committee Dr. Devona E. Williams, chair Mr. John J. Allen, Jr. Ms. Lois M. HobbsMr. Mark A. Turner Mr. David G. Turner, ex officio Dr. Harry L. Williams, ex officio   Finance and Facilities Committee Dr. Claibourne D. Smith, chair Mr. Robert Buccini Charles S. McDowell, Esq. Mr. David G. Turner, ex officio Dr. Harry L. Williams, ex officio   Personnel and Compensation Committee Mr. Wesley Perkins, chair Mr. Barry M. Granger Mr. David G. Turner, ex officio Dr. Harry L. Williams, ex officio   Student Affairs Committee Mr. John J. Allen, Jr., chair Mr. José F. Echeverri, MBA Ms. Lois M. HobbsLeroy A. Tice, Esq. Mr. David G. Turner, ex officio Dr. Harry L. Williams, ex officio    
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Barry M. Granger

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Barry M. Granger, Board Vice Chair First appointed by the board in June 2010 and sworn in that same month. Current Expiration Date – Aug. 31, 2020 Committees Executive Committee Audit Committee, chair Committee on Trustees (Board Development & Governance) Personnel and Compensation Committee 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.      
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Lois M. Hobbs

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Lois M. Hobbs First appointed by Gov. Jack Markell on June 11, 2010. Current Expiration Date – Jan. 11, 2017 Committees Educational Policy Committee Student Affairs Committee 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, 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.  
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Board of Trustees Committees

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  COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2008 - 2009 The Executive Committee Chairman of the Board* All Chairs of Standing Committees Dr. John Land, Ex-Officio Dr. A. Richard Barros Mr. Marvin Lawrence Mr. José Echeverri Mr. James Stewart Mr. Charles McDowell Dr. Calvin Wilson Mr. David Turner Dr. Claibourne D. Smith, Ex-Officio Committee on Finance Four members appointed by Chairman of the Board.* Mr. Marvin Lawrence, Chair Dr. John Land, Ex-Officio Mr. Charles McDowell Dr. Claibourne D. Smith, Ex-Officio Committee on Development and Investments Five members appointed by Chairman of the Board.* Mr. James Stewart, Chair Mr. Wesley Perkins Mr. José Echeverri Mr. David Turner Dr. John Land, Ex-Officio Dr. Claibourne D. Smith, Ex-Officio The Buildings and Grounds Committee Five members appointed by Chairman of the Board.* Mr. David Turner, Interim Chair Mr. Charles Mc Dowell Mr. Bennie Smith Mr. Wesley Perkins Dr. Calvin Wilson Dr. John Land, Ex-Officio Dr. Claibourne D. Smith, Ex-Officio The Educational Policy Committee Four members appointed by Chairman of the Board.* Dr. A. Richard Barros, Chair Mr. José F. Echeverri Dr. Matthew Mackie Dr. Calvin Wilson Ms. Willa Jordan Dr. John Land, Ex-Officio Dr. Claibourne D. Smith, Ex-Officio Committee on Student Affairs Four Trustees as appointed by Chairman of the Board.* Dr. Calvin Wilson, Interim Chair Dr. A. Richard Barros Dr. Matthew Mackie Mr. Bennie Smith Ms. Willa Jordan Dr. John Land, Ex-Officio Dr. Claibourne D. Smith, Ex-Officio Audit Committee Mr. José F. Echeverri, Chair Mr. Wesley Perkins Dr. John Land, Ex-Officio Dr. Claibourne D. Smith, Ex-Officio Nominations Committee (Board Development & Governance) Mr. Charles McDowell, Chair Dr. John Land, Ex-Officio Dr. Claibourne D. Smith, Ex-Officio  

Board Meeting Minutes

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  Click Here for the Special Meeting Minutes of June 22, 2009 Board Meetings: June 11, 2009 April 9, 2009 January 15, 2009   Executive Committee Meetings: May 28, 2009 May 5, 2009 March 18, 2009   Archived Minutes 2007-2008: August 20, 2008 - Special Meeting September 11, 2008 June 26, 2008 - Special Meeting June 12, 2008 April 10, 2008 January 10, 2008 September 13, 2007 June 28, 2007 - Special Teleconference Meeting June 14, 2007 May 10, 2007 - Special Meeting April 12, 2007 January 11, 2007  

Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule

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Meeting Schedule These dates are subject to change. Meetings are held at 1:30 p.m. in the Drs. James C. Hardcastle and Cora Norwood Selby Boardroom on the 4th floor of the Claibourne D. Smith Administration Building on the campus of Delaware State University. 2015 September 17, 2015   2016 January 21, 2016 March 17, 2016 June 16, 2016 September 22, 2016   2017 January 19, 2017 March 16, 2017 June 15, 2017 September 21, 2017

James W. Stewart, III

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James "Jim" W. Stewart, III First appointed by the Board circa April or May 2007. Sworn in on June 14, 2007 Committees Executive Committee  Development and Investment Committee, chair Mr. Stewart, of Montchanin, DE, is the co-founder and CEO of Epic Research, a Wilmington-based direct marketing and investment company that serve the financial services industry.   Prior to Epic, he was the co-founder and president of Juniper Financial, a Wilmington-based credit card issuer.  From the start in 2000, Juniper grew to be the ninth largest bank credit card issuer in the country in 2008.  Juniper was sold to Barclays in 2004. Mr. Stewart has also served as an executive vice president of credit policy and marketing at credit card issuer First USA. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and a trustee of the Brandywine Conservancy.
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José F. Echeverri

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José F. Echeverri First appointed February 2005 Committees Development and Investment Committee Student Affairs Committee Mr. Echeverri has worked as a financial advisor for more than two decades for some of the best financial firms in the country, including Dean Witter, Merrill Lynch, and Legg Mason. He is currently president and founder of his own investment management firm, Echeverri Financial Services, which he has operated in Middletown and Dover, DE for over eight years.   His team manages over $20 million in assets for over 250 clients. He also is Chairman of the Delaware College Investment Plan where he administers to 24,000 clients with over $340 million in assets. Mr. Echeverri specializes in retirement planning for individuals as well as small business owners. He is licensed as a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) and also has licenses in life and health insurance.             A 23-year retiree of the U.S. Air Force and the Delaware Air National Guard, Mr. Echeverri served as Chief of Operations for the 142nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (AES) during his last 10 years of military service. He served as project officer to several Central and South American countries, and deployed for eight months to the desert during Operation Desert Shield/Storm where he served as duty control officer for the Aeromedical Evacuation Control Center. He was selected to the rank of Major in August 1999, but retired as a Captain.             He has an MBA from Delaware State University, as well as a B.A. in Biology from the State University of New York in Plattsburg, N.Y. A native of Cali, Colombia, Mr. Echeverri moved permanently to the United States as a child in 1965.             Mr. Echeverri is a past Assistant District Governor for the Camden-Wyoming Rotary, past member of the State of Delaware Governor’s Council on Hispanic Affairs, past president of the Delaware Latino Political Action Committee and the Reserve Officers Association. He currently serves as the V.P. and Board member of the Delaware Financial Literacy Institute, and is on the State of Delaware Judiciary Nominating Committee.             In 2008, Mr. Echeverri was the first known board member to earn a MBA Degree from DSU while serving as an active member of the board. He is a resident of Dover, DE.  
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Wesley E. Perkins

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Wesley E. Perkins First appointed in April 2005 by Gov. Minner. Sworn in June 2005. Committees Executive Committee Audit Committee Development and Investment Committee Personnel and Compensation Committee, chair Mr. Perkins is the president of Wesmar Associates, a private consulting firm that focuses on executive and personal mastermind coaching in the area of human services and health care. The firm has numerous clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. He has also served as Executive Director of the Delaware Psychiatric Center under the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, Executive Director of the Stockley Center in Georgetown, Delaware, as well as a vice president of human resources at Woods Services in Langhorne, PA and Training and Development Administrator at Temple University and Temple University Hospital. Mr. Perkins has a B.S. in Special Education from Southern Connecticut State University and a Master of Education in Adult and Organizational Development from Temple University. The Board of Trustees member already lends his expertise and leadership ability to numerous organizations. He is on the Board of Directors of Ken-Crest Services of Delaware and the Council on Quality and Leadership in Towson, MD. He is a former Vice President and President of the Temple University Faculty Club, and former President of the Georgetown-Millsboro Rotary Club.  Mr. Perkins resides with his wife Mary in Lewes, DE.    
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