The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) has named Delaware State University as the 1890 University of the Year, and also presented DSU with three other land grant awards.
The University received the awards during the 128th APLU Annual Meeting on Nov. 15-17 in Indianapolis, Ind., during which the organization held its 1890 Land-Grant Universities Teaching, Research and Innovation Awards ceremony.
According to the APLU, DSU received the University of the Year honor due to its best overall performance in this year’s nine award categories, which included: retention, agriculture degree completion, education degree completion, STEM degree completion, innovation, research, experiential student learning, international student engagement and alumni engagement..
Other DSU Awards:
- The 1890 Agriculture Degree Completion Award in recognition of the highest increase in agriculture bachelor’s degrees.
- The 1890 STEM Degree Completion Award for having the highest increase in science, technology, engineering and mathematics bachelor’s degrees.
- The 1890 International Student Engagement Award for showing the largest increase in undergraduate international students and participation in study abroad programs.
It is the second time in the last three years that DSU has received the APLU’s top award. In 2013, the University garnered the then-titled 1890 Land Grant Institution of the Year Award.
“While we received the top APLU award along with the Research Award in 2013, this year we left that APLU conference with not only the University of the Year Award, but also with three other awards,” said DSU President Harry L. Williams. “This is reflective of the ongoing and consistent direction of the University toward higher levels of excellence, which is driven by DSU’s steadfast high priority of student success.”
“While DSU is confident about its strategic goals and the earnest efforts we are undertaking to fulfill them, it is confirmation to this institution when an esteemed body such as the APLU gives DSU multiple awards that affirm the work we do here,” said Dr. Alton Thompson, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs.
Source: Delaware State University