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Delaware State Univ. names interim president

Nov 2, 2017

Delaware State University has settled on an interim President.


The DSU Board of Trustees voted unanimously to have Board chair Dr. Wilma Mishoe to fill the position.

Current President Dr. Harry Williams is leaving his post to become the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. He’s scheduled to leave DSU on January 25th.

Vice Chairwoman Dr. Devona Williams will serve as interim Board Chair while Mishoe fills the president's post

In August, Doctors Mishoe and Williams made history by being named the first-ever board chairwoman and vice chairwoman respectively in the University’s 126-year history.


In a statement, Mishoe said the priority is to keep the University moving forward and maintain the momentum generated during Williams tenure as president.  She emphasized “standing still while we search for our next great leader is not an option.”


The University is conducting a national search for its next President. It will named the coming weeks and will begin its work in January.