Wilma Mishoe, Delaware State University’s first female board chair and the daughter of one of the school’s most iconic presidents, was today announced as the interim leader of the state’s flagship HBCU campus.
Nursing graduates from Delaware State University’s class of 2017 have posted a 90% passage rate on the National Council Licensure Examination, a 28 percent increase over the school’s average passage rate over the last seven years, an increase that school officials attribute to investments from state and private resources and higher standards for its admitted students.
An exclusive interview with Dr. Williams about the recent DACA elimination announcement, its impact on Delaware State’s revenue and enrollment, and the political wave of support for undocumented college students.
In 2016, Delaware State University became the only historically black university to join a coalition of colleges to offer undocumented immigrant students a chance at higher education. In its second year, DSU’s DREAMER program boasted its second cohort of students, with high-entering marks and rave performance reviews for its inaugural class.
Delaware State University made history last year as the first historically black university to welcome a class of undocumented students through the national DREAMERS scholarship program. This year, the university has announced its second cohort of 47 students to begin their college careers in Dover.
Delaware State University’s Division of Institutional Advancement hosted the sixth annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Philanthropy Symposium July 19-21, 2017 in Dover, DE.
The HBCU Philanthropy Symposium was supported by a three-year grant from The Kresge Foundation.
Residents in and around downtown Dover, DE were recently surprised by four Delaware State University students looking to help prevent crime in the region.
Dashayna Brown, Danielle McAllister, Ruth Kotter and Eric Wright are working with the city’s ‘Lights On, Dover Strong’ program this summer to install free motion detection lighting in communities in the area, in an effort to deter trespassing and burglary in the area.
DSU’s graduate biological sciences program recently received some financial support as the institution has been awarded a five-year, $1.85 million research education RISE grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (which is under the National Institutes of Health).
The Tallahassee Democrat reports that former Florida A&M University president James Ammons, who was announced in May as the new provost at Delaware State University, told a church congregation last Sunday that he plans to remain at FAMU as a tenured professor.
Delaware State University this week announced former Florida A&M University president James Ammons as its new provost and vice-president of academic affairs.
Ammons, who resigned from the top post at his alma mater in 2012 after the hazing death of FAMU Marching 100 drum major Robert Champion, returns to executive leadership at Delaware’s historically black flagship institution, where DSU President Harry Williams lauded Dr.