Delaware State University Redefines Its Mission

Delaware State University, the historically Black educational institution in Dover, has decided to rewrite its mission statement to make it more “current and reflective of the university’s purpose.”

Harry L. Williams, president of Delaware State, said “it was time to examine it in the light of the university’s new vision, its core values, and its expanding portfolio of academic and research programs.” A team was assembled to rewrite the mission statement and a comment period followed the issuance of the new draft. After feedback was received from students, faculty, staff, trustees, and alumni, the new mission statement was approved by the board of trustees.

The new mission statement reads:

“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.”

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I really love the mission statement of Delaware State University. It is clear, current, relevant, rigorous, purposeful and powerful. It’s loaded with energy! It is relatively easy to formulate a strategic plan that aligns with the mission, and make it a reality.

    Great stuff! Go for it Delaware!

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