Dr. Marsh honored in retirement event – Photos
The College of Agriculture, Sciences and Technology (CAST) bid a fond farewell to the Dr. Dyremple Marsh who is retiring after 15 years as its Land-Grant Program and College Dean, Research Director, and Extension Administrator.
A retirement luncheon was held at the Delaware State University Research and Outreach Center near Smyrna, where faculty, staff and administrators expressed their gratitude and affection for the outgoing Dean.
To view images from Dr. Marsh’s retirement luncheon, click on the below link.
The CAST Quarterly Summer 2021 edition includes an article about Dr. Marsh. To access the article, click on the below link:
Dr. Marsh is concluding a 38-year career at 1890 Land Grant institution – 20 years at Lincoln University (Mo,) and the last 18.5 years at Del State.
Dr. Richard Barczewski, a retired Professor Emeritus who was the chair of the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, attended the retirement luncheon. He said Dr. Marsh was an “all-around good guy” who made him feel appreciated.
“I appreciated the fact that he was very inclusive of everyone in the college,” Dr. Barczewski said. “He trusted the people he had in leadership roles. You really felt like you were a member of a team when you worked with him.”
Another retired Professor Emeritus Dr. Kenneth Bell, who was Dr. Marsh’s predecessor as Dean and Extension Director, also attended the event.
“Dr. Marsh came to Del State (from Lincoln University) and he was familiar with 1890 Land Grant system, the system was familiar with him,” Dr. Bell said. “The two (Del State and Dr. Marsh) were a perfect match. It was a great accomplishment for Del State to get him here.”
Dr. Charlie Wilson, CAST associate dean for academics, said one of Dr. Marsh’s more recent accomplishments was the successful merger of the College of Agriculture and Related Science (CARS) and the College of Mathematics, Sciences and Technology into the current College of Agriculture, Sciences and Technology.
“Dr. Marsh was integral in helping us make that transition smoothly, because he was open and receptive leader. He allowed all of us to give input,” said Dr. Wilson, who is also an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences. “We weren’t acquired, but we were merged, so he respected our way of doing things, he was receptive to our culture and history and he allowed us to bring that with us, so we could meld together a new college – CAST, and not a reformed CARS. And that was important for everyone.”