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Delaware State University

Founded 1891

Dr. William B. DeLauder,  President

1200 Dupont Highway

Dover , DE 19901



Enrollment 3,301


The State College for Colored Students, now known as Delaware State University, was established May 15, 1891 by the Delaware General Assembly under the provisions of the Morrill Act of 1890 by which land-grant colleges for Blacks came into existence in states maintaining separate educational facilities. Through the conservative and practical planning of the Board of Trustees appointed by Governor Robert J. Reynolds of Delaware , the College was launched upon its mission of education and public service on February 2, 1892. Five courses of study leading to a baccalaureate degree were offered: Agricultural, Chemical, Classical, Engineering, and Scientific. A Preparatory Department was established in 1893 for students who were not qualified to pursue a major course of study upon entrance. A three-year normal course leading to a teacher's certificate was initiated in 1897. The College graduated its first class of degree candidates in May 1898. The normal course of study was extended to four years in 1911 and the Bachelor of Pedagogy degree was awarded to students on satisfactory completion of the curriculum. Today, Delaware State University is a publicly supported comprehensive land-grant institution that grants degrees at the bachelors, and masters levels. 



Delaware State offers the following health related academic programs: nursing, natural sciences, pre-professional, family and consumer science, social work, technology (pre-engineering), and airway science.



Delaware State University is participating in the DuPont Minority Summer Science Internship Program.  Participants work under the supervision of a faculty mentor in physical, biological, agricultural and computer sciences. Other academic programs include business, education, humanities, mathematics, computer sciences, and agriculture.



Delaware State University is affiliated with the University City Science Center , a non-profit corporation owned by Delaware Valley Universities, colleges, medical schools and department projects that seek to solve problems of industry, government and academic institutions.  Additionally, DSU and the University of Vermont are working as collaborators have instituted the DEVELOP program that is designed to provide opportunities for African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans to earn a Master of Science degree at DSU and a Ph.D. degree in an area of biomedical sciences at the University of Vermont.



DSU has an Agriculture and Aquaculture Laboratory, Louis Stokes Food Service Management Program, Center for Continuing Education, Learning Skills Center , and Center for Excellence in Teaching, and Physics, Biology and Chemistry laboratories, Media Center , Television Station, and Distance Learning. Food Service Program, Health Education and Substance Abuse Programs, and a USDA Extension Service.



Dr. Mildred Ofosu

Vice Provost and Director of Sponsored Programs

302/ 857-6811  Fax: 302/ 857-6894 



Dr. Tossie Taylor

Vice President for Academic Affairs

302/739-4904  Fax / 739-5203


Dr. Mary Watkins

Dean of School of Nursing




HBCU Capabilities


1.  Information Systems


  • Computer network including Internet Access

  • Local Area Network (LAN)

  • Web development and maintenance

  • Video conferencing and broadcasting


2.   Health Services Research Development


  • Testing improved ways of providing services to different ethnic and racial groups, languages and cultures

  • Testing innovative approaches to the improvement of quality of health service for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries

  • Prevention and education of HIV/AIDS

  • Health services provided to the geriatric beneficiary

  • Health disparities in vulnerable at risk populations

  • Physical activity and Overweight and obesity

  • Tobacco use and Substance abuse

  • Responsible sexual behavior

  • Injury and violence

  • Environmental quality

  • Access to health services to inpatient and outpatient services, physician services, laboratory and x-ray services and well baby/child care

  • Primary and secondary collection of exisiting data files and databases

  • Statistical compilations and reporting

  • Telemedicine technologies

  • Certified nurse practitioner

  • Hospitals, clinics, laboratories and research facilities             

  • $44,900 grant from CMS from 3/1998 2/2000


3.  Community Health Outreach/Education Services


  • Maintaining a working relationship with Community Organization

  • Serve on Community Advisory Boards

  • Provide advertising services for promoting community public relations

  • Prevention of cancer in special populations project

  • Community key informant strategy

  • Service to the disabled

  • Effects of information and consumer knowledge on choice of health plan

  • Production of consumer pamphlets, beneficiary booklets, educational directory

  • Workshop facilitation

  • Translation and interpreter services

  • Conduct all Pre and Post meeting activities


4.   Program Evaluation


  • Provide measurement instruments

  • Extraction of specialized data from existing databases

  • Evaluate relationship between compliance with medical regimes and patient satisfaction with health services

  • Publications evaluation and improvement services

  • Evaluation of preventive health services for rural and urban areas for Medicare beneficiaries


 5.  Technical Assistance


  • Conduct large surveys of beneficiaries

  • Provide research methodology and statistical services

  • Assessment of risk and adjustment system development life insurance industry practices and economic issues

  • Provide laboratory and research facilities

  • Consulting, auditing and cost advisory services

  • Development of cost reporting and analysis system


6.  Training


Delaware State offers special training in the Louis Stokes Food Service Management Program and its community outreach programs.




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