Category: Education

By Alex Vuocolo Goldey-Beacom College on Monday announced that Dr. Colleen Perry Keith, Ph.D. will take over as the 14th president and first female leader of the 133-year-old institution in northern Delaware. Keith has served as president of Pfeiffer University in North Carolina since 2015 and was president of Spartanburg Methodist College from 2009 to…

The University of Delaware this week is celebrating the engineering profession with a series of events, workshops and social gatherings. This week-long celebration is an extension of Engineers Week — national initiative organized by DiscoverE to celebrate the essential work of engineers in society. Here’s a look at the schedule: February 19 6:30 p.m. –…

Delaware Technical Community College next week will honor Dr. Joseph E. Johnson as part of its Black History Month celebration. A Wilmington native, Johnson made Delaware history in 1968 as the first African-American principal of a non-segregated educational institution, P.S. Dupont High School. He was later the first superintendent of the Red Clay Consolidated School…

(AP) — University of Delaware officials are asking lawmakers to use taxpayer money to fund tuition and fees for in-state students whose family income is $75,000 or less. UD officials presented the proposal Thursday to the legislature’s budget-writing committee. Officials at the school, which reported an endowment of almost $1.6 billion for fiscal 2018, estimate…

In the interest of greater transparency, the Sussex Technical Board of Education is considering a freshman admissions policy that codifies past practice and puts the random lottery process formally in the hands of the state Data Service Center. Sussex Tech Superintendent Stephen Guthrie has proposed a formal policy for the school board’s approval. The policy…