DSU has a new president

    Dr. Harry L. Williams is just the 10th leader in the 119-year history of Delaware State University.


    Delaware State University formally installed Dr. Harry L. Williams as the 10th president in the school’s history Friday in Dover.

    Taking part in the ceremony at the packed Memorial Hall Gymnasium on the DSU campus was the entire Delaware Congressional Delegation — U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, U.S. Sen. Ted Kauffman, U.S. Rep. Mike Castle and Gov. Jack Markell.

    All praised Williams’ leadership abilities.

    Williams, who served 18 months as DSU’s provost and vice president for academic affairs, challenged his student body to “dream really, really big.”

    “And when you dream big, you have a purpose,” he said. “You get up every day focused on that dream.”

    Prior to his arrival at DSU, Williams served at the University of North Carolina General Administration as interim associate vice president for academic affairs beginning in Sept. 2007.

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