November 3, 2022

Dear UD Faculty and Staff,

Every day, you make a positive difference in the lives of our students and so many others on the University of Delaware campus and throughout the world. Your commitment to education, research and service—in whatever your role at UD—is invaluable, and your contributions to the vitality of our community are inspiring.

As an institution, we are equally proud to play a significant part in fueling the economy of Delaware and the broader region. Today, I am pleased to share with you the results of a new report that captures the extent of that influence. It is truly impressive: UD has a $3.2 billion impact on the Delaware economy, which directly and indirectly supports more than 26,000 jobs in our state. For every $1 that the state invests in UD through our annual operating appropriation, the University generates $23 in the state’s economy.

To learn more about the report’s findings, I invite you to read this UDaily article and visit the UD and the State of Delaware webpage, which also highlights additional ways our institution serves the social, cultural, healthcare, education and other needs of the First State.

As your President, I am proud and deeply grateful for the enduring impact that you have on the future of our entire community.


Dennis Assanis

University of Delaware   •   Newark, DE   •