The University of Delaware Welcomes its 28th President

A new era of promise and opportunity at UD

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I welcome Dr. Dennis Assanis and Mrs. Eleni Assanis to the University of Delaware.

Our institution began as a small school founded in 1743 by the Rev. Francis Alison. Through both challenge and achievement, the University has grown into a global leader in distinguished scholarship, groundbreaking research and dedicated service to others. This presidential inauguration is a celebration of the entire University — the pride of our people, the remarkable history of our institution, and the enduring contributions of our University community to society over the past 273 years.

As our 28th president, Dr. Assanis shares our bold vision for the University of Delaware and our abiding commitment to fulfilling its vital mission. Please join me in wishing him every success as he leads our institution into a future of promise and new opportunity.

John Cochran

Chairman, Board of Trustees