New President Named at Delaware State University

Harry L. Williams was named the tenth president of Delaware State University in Dover. Since July 2008 he has served as provost and vice president of academic affairs of the historically black university.

The presidential search has lasted for more than a year. An initial list of three finalists was made but the board of trustees decided that none of the candidates was a “good fit” for the university.

Dr. Williams holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. He earned an educational doctorate at East Tennessee State University. Prior to accepting the provost position at Delaware State, Williams was associate vice president for academic and student affairs for the University of North Carolina system.