Office of the President

Dr. Patrick T. Harker is the 26th president of the University of Delaware. He also serves as professor of business administration in the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics and professor of civil and environmental engineering in the College of Engineering.

How to make Obama’s community college proposals actually succeed, February 2015
Published in the Huffington Post, President Harker explains how UD’s Associate in Arts program can be a model for the rest of the nation.

UD and the importance of diversity, February 2015
Published in The News Journal and, President Harker discusses why diversity is a bedrock value at UD.

Universities must adapt to meet student needs, February 2015
Published on, the president addresses America's universities pricing themselves out of the reach of the middle class.

Change Is Coming: What U.S. Colleges Must Do To Survive, December 2014
In an interview with Knowledge@Wharton, Harker, who previously worked as the dean of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, explains his view of the way forward.

State of The University, October 2013
In a wide-ranging interview, President Harker talks with WHYY about the University’s new ISE Lab and developing STAR Campus; transforming the teaching/learning experience; controlling the cost of college and enhancing its value; competing in a fast-changing education environment; and adding value and talent to the state of Delaware.

Incubating Ideas, June 2011
President Harker discusses UD’s 2010–11 academic year in this Delaware First Media interview.

Site Selection, September 2010
University leaders discuss UD’s plans to transform the former Chrysler Newark Assembly Plant into a Science and Technology Campus.

Building Our Technology Future, July 2010
In this Delaware Today interview, President Harker and University leaders discuss UD’s partnership with the U.S. Army’s Research, Development and Engineering Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.

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