University of Delaware | 2021 President's Report

Dear UD Community,

The pace of change — in education, in our working lives, in technology and in our interactions with each other — is accelerating every day, driven by constant innovation and the evolving demands of the coronavirus pandemic.

At the University of Delaware, we are continually reimagining our collective purpose and rededicating ourselves to advancing knowledge with global impact. This need has never been more urgent, especially as we meet the challenges of COVID-19. We see this obligation as a bold opportunity — to ensure the success of our students, to create dedicated leaders and to build a better world through top-tier teaching, research and service.

The accomplishments of UD’s students, faculty, staff and alumni over the past year — even in the face of unprecedented obstacles — fill me with tremendous pride and hope for the future. As a strong community, you have demonstrated admirable resilience and determination, making health and safety our top priority while still advancing our institution as a world-class university.

In celebration of you — our dedicated UD community — and your amazing work, I invite you to explore our new President’s Report, which is fully digital this year. I am certain that its stories and images will inspire in you the same boundless optimism I feel about the future of the University of Delaware.

Again, thank you for your commitment to UD. Eleni and I hope that you continue to be well, and we look forward to seeing you again on campus very soon.


signature of President Dennis Assanis

Dennis Assanis

University of Delaware   •  Newark, DE  •