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.

2014

Winter Commencement
President Harker congratulates the Class of 2013 and advises graduates to “run your own race.”
January 12, 2014

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
President Harker asks the University’s newest doctoral degree recipients to be open, be useful and be grateful.
January 12, 2014

2013

An Evening of Art
President Harker joins University alumni in New York City for a celebration of art and art history at UD.
December 4, 2013

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
President Harker talks to friends of CANR about the college’s accomplishments and future plans.
December 3, 2013

E-Week Kickoff
President Harker provides the official kick-off to Engineers Week 2014 with a live webcast.
November 15, 2013

Office of Management and Budget Hearing
President Harker outlines the University’s FY15 budget request.
November 14, 2013

Delaware Center for Transportation
President Harker speaks at the Delaware Center for Transportation’s Infrastructure Forum.
November 13, 2013

ISE Lab Ribbon-Cutting
President Harker celebrates the opening of the University’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Lab.
October 17, 2013

A Conversation With KR Sridhar
President Harker introduces the Bloom Energy co-founder, and talks about what the fuel cell company’s on-campus facility means for students and for clean energy leadership.
October 17, 2013

Jefferson Youth Service Challenge
President Harker recognizes UDance and Lori’s Hands, recipients of the 2013 Jefferson Awards for Public Service.
October 7, 2013

Redding Hall Dedication
President Harker dedicates Louis L. Redding Hall, named for Delaware’s pioneering civil rights attorney.
October 4, 2013

Welcome Reception for Domenico Grasso
President Harker introduces the University’s new provost to the UD community.
September 3, 2013

EPSCoR Kickoff
President Harker helps kick off a $24 million grant expanding and enhancing Delaware’s environmental research capability.
August 29, 2013

Twilight Induction Ceremony
President Harker inducts the Class of 2017 into the life, culture and values of the University.
August 26, 2013

State of the University
In his annual State of the University address, President Harker pays tribute to students and alumni whose work advances the UD mission.
June 1, 2013

Spring Commencement
President Harker talks about “grit” with the Class of 2013.
May 25, 2013

Board of Trustees Meeting
President Harker reflects on the University’s Path to Prominence, five years after its unveiling.
May 7, 2013

Bond Bill Committee Hearing
President Harker offers testimony on the University’s proposed FY14 capital appropriation.
February 27, 2013

National Academy of Inventors
President Harker, inducted as a charter fellow into the National Academy of Inventors, talks about stimulating innovation and entrepreneurship at UD.
February 22, 2013

National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM)
President Harker talks about “greenshoots” in the U.S. economy at NASSCOM’s India Leadership Forum in Mumbai.
February 13, 2013

Joint Finance Committee Hearing
President Harker offers testimony on the University’s FY14 operating budget request.
February 4, 2013

Winter Commencement
President Harker talks about compromise with the Class of 2012.
January 6, 2013

 

2012

Board of Trustees Meeting
President Harker discusses the University’s progress on its Path to Prominence.
December 11, 2012

Office of Management and Budget Hearing
President Harker outlines the University’s FY14 budget request.
November 20, 2012

U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER Grant
President Harker celebrates a $10 million federal grant to develop the Newark Regional Transportation Center at the University’s STAR Campus.
June 22, 2012

New Student Orientation
President Harker welcomes the University’s Class of 2016.
June 19, 2012

State of the University
President Harker recaps the 2011-12 academic year, and discusses priorities for the year ahead.
June 2, 2012

Spring Commencement
President Harker congratulates the graduating Class of 2012.
May 26, 2012

Legislative Brunch at the Carvel Research and Education Center
President Harker addresses the importance of agriculture and poultry production to Delaware.
May 15, 2012

DHSA Symposium
President Harker discusses the role of the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance in the 21st century health care sector.
May 11, 2012

Board of Trustees Meeting
President Harker reviews the 2011-12 academic year with the University’s Board of Trustees.
May 8, 2012

Bloom Energy Groundbreaking
President Harker welcomes Bloom Energy’s East Coast Sales and Production Center to the University’s STAR Campus.
April 30, 2012

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
President Harker talks to the children of University employees about finding their passion and a job they love.
April 27, 2012

Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
President Harker discusses efforts to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship in Delaware and the region.
April 19, 2012

School of Public Policy and Administration
President Harker congratulates the University’s School of Public Policy and Administration on its 50th anniversary.
March 19, 2012

Bond Bill Committee Hearing
President Harker offers testimony on the University’s proposed FY13 capital appropriation.
March 1, 2012

Faculty Meeting on the Budget
President Harker talks to faculty about the University’s FY12 operating budget and FY13 budget outlook.
February 13, 2012

Joint Finance Committee Hearing
President Harker offers testimony on the University’s proposed FY13 operating appropriation.
February 6, 2012

Winter Commencement
President Harker talks about lifelong learning with the class of 2011.
January 8, 2012

Doctoral Hooding and Convocation
President Harker congratulates the University’s newest doctoral degree recipients.
January 8, 2012

 

2011

Office of Management and Budget Hearing
President Harker discusses the University’s FY13 budget request.
November 22, 2011

Committee of 100
President Harker discusses the University’s economic development initiatives.
November 15, 2011

Presidential Citation Ceremony
President Harker congratulates alumni awarded the University’s 2011 Presidential Citations.
November 11, 2011

Creating the 21st Century Healthcare Workforce
President Harker discusses emerging healthcare workforce needs.
October 21, 2011

Vision 2015
President Harker opens a conference addressing Delaware’s K–12 education-reform efforts.
October 18, 2011

Women of Promise
President Harker addresses distinguished undergraduate and graduate students and their faculty mentors.
October 17, 2011

JPMorgan Chase Innovation Center
President Harker helps open the JPMorgan Chase Innovation Center at UD.
October 14, 2011

Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship
President Harker congratulates the University’s Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship on its 40th anniversary.
October 11, 2011

MADE-CLEAR Summit
President Harker discusses the University’s climate-change education programming and initiatives.
September 19, 2011

New Student Orientation
President Harker welcomes the Class of 2015.
June 29, 2011

Spring Commencement
President Harker talks about global engagement with the graduating Class of 2011.
May 28, 2011

Honors Degree Ceremony
President Harker congratulates students graduating with Honors Degrees and Honors Degrees With Distinction.
May 27, 2011

Doctoral Hooding and Convocation
President Harker congratulates the University’s newest doctoral degree recipients.
May 27, 2011

University of Pennsylvania Commencement
President Harker addresses new graduates in Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.
May 16, 2011

Bond Bill Committee Hearing
President Harker offers testimony on the University’s proposed FY12 capital appropriation.
May 11, 2011

Board of Trustees Meeting
President Harker discusses the University’s reaccreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
May 10, 2011

The Land-Grant Mission: Education, Outreach and Economic Development
President Harker addresses the communities of St. Edmond's Academy and Archmere Academy in Wilmington, Delaware.
April 11, 2011

Celebration of Scholarship
President Harker addresses the University’s scholarship students and the patrons who endow their awards.
April 7, 2011

The Economic Impact of Agriculture
President Harker discusses agriculture’s role in addressing local and global challenges.
March 23, 2011

Joint Finance Committee Hearing
President Harker offers testimony on the University’s FY12 state appropriation.
February 14, 2011

Siemens Healthcare International Key Experts Conference
President Harker addresses opportunities for collaboration with Siemens in biomedical/biotech research and clinical care.
January 25, 2011

Winter Commencement
President Harker talks about “personal branding” with the class of 2010.
January 9, 2011

 

2010

Creating the Clean-Energy Economy
President Harker addresses the economic and environmental benefits of growing Delaware’s clean-energy sector.
December 13, 2010

DHSA Women and Children’s Health Conference
President Harker discusses opportunities to improve women’s and children health in Delaware through collaboration in policy and research.
December 10, 2010

Board of Trustees Meeting
President Harker highlights progress along the University’s Path to Prominence.
December 7, 2010

Office of Management & Budget Hearing
President Harker outlines the University’s FY12 operational and capital funding priorities.
November 29, 2010

Delaware Cardiovascular Research Center Launch
President Harker helps inaugurate the Delaware Cardiovascular Research Center, a project of the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance.
November 22, 2010

Confucius Institute Launch
President Harker helps inaugurate the Confucius Institute at UD, advancing education in Chinese language and culture and American/Chinese institutional collaboration.
October 19, 2010

General Faculty Meeting
President Harker discusses the University’s strategic priorities.
October 4, 2010

Coast Day 2010
President Harker congratulates the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment for its leadership in coastal preservation and marine science and sustainability.
October 3, 2010

Delaware’s Race to Deliver/Vision 2015 Leadership Forum
President Harker discusses Delaware’s federal Race to the Top grant and opportunities for collaboration in education reform.
September 28, 2010

New York City Alumni Reception
President Harker highlights the University’s recent achievements and strategic priorities.
September 16, 2010

New Student Convocation
President Harker welcomes the University’s class of 2014.
August 30, 2010

Graduate Student Convocation
President Harker welcomes the University’s newest graduate students.
August 30, 2010

6th International Conference on Sustainable Water Environment
President Harker discusses the imperative to ensure safe and sustainable water for global populations.
July 29, 2010

Wind Turbine Commissioning
President Harker helps commission a 2-megawatt coastal wind turbine on the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes.
June 11, 2010

The Governor’s Entrepreneurial Business Conference
President Harker talks about creating an “entrepreneurial ecosystem” in Delaware.
June 4, 2010

Spring Commencement
President Harker talks about “inflection point” with the University’s class of 2010.
May 29, 2010

Honors Breakfast
President Harker congratulates students earning degrees through the University’s Honors Program.
May 28, 2010

Undergraduate Research Program: Celebrating 30 Years
President Harker addresses the importance of early exposure to faculty-level research.
May 7, 2010

Institute of Transportation Engineers/Mid-Colonial District
President Harker outlines the University’s campus development plans and transit priorities.
April 30, 2010

Better Business Bureau of Delaware
President Harker addresses ethics in higher education.
April 27, 2010

State of Delaware House Education Committee
President Harker offers testimony on the University’s academic and teacher-preparation priorities.
March 17, 2010

Joint Finance Committee Hearing
President Harker offers testimony on the University’s FY11 state appropriation.
February 4, 2010

Partnership Agreement with U.S. Army at Aberdeen Proving Ground
President Harker addresses opportunities for R&D collaboration between the University and the U.S. Army’s Research, Development and Engineering Command.
January 26, 2010

Winter Commencement
President Harker talks about the importance of interest, openness and optimism with the University’s class of 2009.
January 9, 2010

Doctoral Hooding and Convocation
President Harker congratulates the University’s newest doctoral degree recipients.
January 8, 2010

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