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DSU College of Business Dean Donna Covington Honored

Friday, December 2, 2016

DSU, Donna Covington, Delaware TodayDonna Covington poses with her framed recognition from Delaware Today.


Donna Covington, dean of DSU’s College of Business, was recently among a group of Delaware businesswomen who were honored by the Delaware Today magazine.

In addition to being recognized in the current issue of Delaware Today, the magazine also held a luncheon in their honor on Dec. 1 at the Heritage Shore Club in Bridgeville, Del.

Dean Covington is featured in the article “Women in Business” on page 70 of the December issue of the magazine (www.Delawaretoday.com).

The article notes Dean Covington’s commitment to the mission of the College of Business to develop successful business professionals and her goals to integrate that College into the state’s business environment through partnerships with key companies.

After a career as a corporate executive at companies such as Texas Instruments, IBM, Lexmark International Inc., Dean Covington came to DSU in 2014 to assume the leadership of the University’s internationally accredited College of Business.

Since her arrival, Dean Covington has been focused on increasing internship opportunities that lead to viable post-undergraduate employment for College of Business students. To give a competitive edge to students, Dean Covington has spearheaded a partnership with SAP, a top market leader in enterprise resource planning and enterprise application software systems.

In addition to her leadership in providing College of Business students an inside track to receive training on SAP’s widely used cutting-edge software, Dean Covington’s impact has gone beyond the DSU campus. Last June, the College and SAP co-hosted a training session for faculty representatives of a number of Historically Black Colleges and Universities to share that intellectual wealth with them as well.

In the Delaware Today article, Dean Covington notes that her key to success is to “Love what you do and dream big.”

A contingent of 12 women from DSU's faculty and administration ranks (along with one male photographer) traveled to Bridgeville in support of Dean Covington and in celebration of the honor bestowed on her.

DSU, Donna Covington, Delaware TodayAn entourage of DSU supporters followed Dean Donna Covington (center) down to the Delaware Today luncheon in Bridgeville, Del. where she was honored along with 34 other Delaware businesswomen.