President's Report 2022
Connecting Our Purpose
A MESSAGE FROM UD PRESIDENT DENNIS ASSANIS
The University of Delaware thrives on constant renewal, fueled by the fresh perspectives and inspired ambitions of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. The past two years have prompted all higher education institutions to reevaluate the ways we teach, learn, work and explore. At this inflection moment for our world, we embrace new opportunities to strengthen the relationship between insight, values and focus to advance the University’s fundamental goals — Connecting Our Purpose — to carry on our proud legacy of scholarship and impact.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have continued to make Enhancing Student Success a top priority — meeting students where they are, both academically and geographically, to ensure they realize their full potential now and in the post-pandemic future. As our society continually evolves, the University is shaping this dynamic landscape by Advancing Social Justice with a vibrant intercultural community, by Collaborating Across Boundaries to unite global citizenship with impact, and by Accelerating Innovation among our visionary world-changers. Our distinguished faculty, dedicated staff and modern research campus — Inspiring People, Inspirational Places — activate our mission to create new knowledge and innovate new solutions to the world’s most complex problems while serving others.
While the pandemic and society’s response to it will continue to bring uncertainty, I firmly believe higher education can look forward to exciting opportunities for growth and progress. As President of the University of Delaware, I could not be more optimistic about our bold future together.
President, University of Delaware