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Division of University Advancement

Mission Statement: 
Delaware State University’s Division of University Advancement assists all alumni, students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders in supporting the University’s mission through engagement and philanthropic activities worldwide.

The Delaware State University Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation devoted to the welfare and future development of Delaware State University and its affiliated organizations.  The Foundation exists solely for the purpose of securing and administering private funds in support of academic programs, student scholarships, faculty development, public service initiatives, and other priorities of Delaware State University. 


  • Delaware State University Foundation
  • Office of Advancement Services
  • Office of Alumni Relations
  • Office of Development


Dr. Vita Pickrum
Vice President for University Advancement
President, Delaware State University Foundation
vpickrum [at] desu.edu

Bradley, Claudette
Development Technician
cbradley [at] desu.edu

Brown, Lakisha
Administrative Secretary
lpettie [at] desu.edu

Dorsett, Aleasha
Director of Annual Fund
ardorsett [at] desu.edu

Kirby, Diane
Manager of Alumni Engagement
dkirby [at] desu.edu

Pryor, LaShawne
Assistant Vice President, Development
lpryor [at] desu.edu

Rodstrom, Justin
Director of Major Gifts
jrodstrom [at] desu.edu

Ross, Rochelle
Financial Analyst
rross [at] desu.edu

Savage, Henrietta
Controller for Delaware State University Foundation
Special Assistant to DSUF President & Vice President
hsavage [at] desu.edu

Taylor, Dr. Marcia
Assistant Vice President
Office of Alumni Relations
mtaylor [at] desu.edu