Delaware State University, the historically Black educational institution in Dover, has entered into an agreement with the University of Delaware and the city of Wilmington that will benefit the people of the city and lead to learning opportunities for students.
Under the agreement:
- Students and faculty will assist the university in data collection and analysis to improve government efficiency and the deliverance of city services.
- Students will be appointed as University Fellows to the city to work on specific projects that will allow the students to gain real world experience in the process of governing.
- The city will provide internship opportunities for students in various departments of government.
- The educational institutions and the city will join forces on research projects, studies, and grant applications.
Harry L. Williams, president of Delaware State University stated that “I’m delighted that two natural partners like Delaware State University and the University of Delaware will be working together on a continuous basis to tackle the economic and social challenges of Delaware’s largest city. The strengths that each partner brings to the table are both complementary and necessary and we expect will be of significant value to the City of Wilmington as well as staff, faculty and students at both institutions.”