Dr. Krauskopf’s educational mission in Doylestown was a humanitarian pursuit, a methodical approach to moving people from poverty to prosperity. For decades it changed lives.

Our founder was a visionary who believed that all people have a right to social, intellectual, moral and religious freedom. He considered it everyone’s duty to “acquire knowledge, and to foster it, to love progress and to further it.”

He put his words into practice in 1896. The tiny school he started with only a handful of students and no tuition survived two world wars and the Great Depression. It expanded its curriculum, diversified its academic offerings, went from a two-year college to a four-year college, became co-ed, established graduate programs, attracted non-traditional students and blossomed into the Delaware Valley College of today.

To respect and continue that legacy in the 21st century requires growth, the infusion of new energy and a refocusing of purpose.

With changing demographics, a global economy and shifting technologies, it has become clear that the DelVal of today needs to take the necessary steps to be stronger for tomorrow. The prospects are exciting for an exemplary, small, independent, teaching university offering a wide range of quality academic programs for both undergraduates and graduates.

DelVal will be that kind of institution, serving the needs of both traditional and non-traditional students and delivering instruction in classroom settings, on digital platforms and in real-world learning environments. It will provide students with the knowledge and experience to tackle the most important issues of our time.

It will do all that, and more, with the help of its stakeholders, friends and those in its caring past. By taking the rich history of accomplishment and goodwill and overlaying it on the future, DelVal increases its ability to educate legions of problem solvers who will do all they can to construct a better world.