New DSU Mission Statement approved

Dec. 22, 2011

Delaware State University now has a revised Mission Statement that is more current and reflective of the University’s purpose, according to Dr. Harry L. Williams, president.

“While the current mission defined DSU’s identity and important role in the community, it was time to examine it in light of the University’s new vision, its core values and its expanding portfolio of academic and research programs,” said Dr. Williams.

The revised mission, approved at the December 20, 2011, special Board of Trustees meeting, is as follows:

Delaware State University is a public, comprehensive, 1890 land-grant institution that offers access and opportunity to diverse populations from Delaware, the nation, and the world. Building on its heritage as a historically black college, the University purposefully integrates the highest standards of excellence in teaching, research, and service in its baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs. Its commitment to advance science, technology, liberal arts, and the professions produces capable and productive leaders who contribute to the sustainability and economic development of the global community.

Provost Alton Thompson chaired the revision process that incorporated methods for feedback. Several comment periods yielded suggestions from trustees, faculty, staff, students and alumni.  A revision writing team, appointed by the president to assist the provost, consisted of Carolyn Curry, Victor Gomia, Jessica Horton, Kamillah Lewis, Dyremple Marsh, Noureddine Melikechi, Marlene Saunders and Charlie Wilson. The team incorporated the suggestions that resulted in the final mission for approval.