During the first year of implementation, much progress has been made in realizing the goals of the strategic plan. The following list highlights some of the initiatives and accomplishments in each area.



Pillar 1 – Advance Student Success


  • Aggie Care Team launched
  • Division of Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence established
  • Online therapy assistance program offered to students
  • Transfer students honor society welcomed to campus
  • Students attend LeaderShape Institute
  • Online textbook program piloted
  • Peer mentor program establishment
  • Visual and safety enhancements made to Alumni Lane, Farm View Road
  • Affiliation with historically black fraternity established
  • Multicultural Lounge opened

Pillar 2 – Engage All Learners

  • Master’s in Criminal Justice launched
  • Master’s in Healthcare Administration and Agribusiness Management announced
  • Kids U! spins off Inspire U! for teens
  • Kids U! pilots non-summer programs
  • Center for Learning in Retirement (CLR) holding a summer session
  • Increase in dual enrollment partner schools for Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS)
  • CPS initiates digital badge programs, stackable credentials
  • New Ed.D. specializations added
  • Master of Public Policy (MPP) transitioned to online format
  • Nutrition Science undergraduate major in development
  • Hanover Research engaged to assess market demand for new programs
  • Aggies in the Classroom sends DelVal students back to their high schools to recruit

Pillar 3 – Experiential Education

  • E360 named Outstanding Experiential Learning Program of the year by the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE)
  • Planning for Teaching and Learning Center underway


Pillar 4 – Enhance Faculty and Staff Excellence

  • Unconscious bias workshop presented
  • Microaggression workshop presented
  • Faculty development workshops scheduled
  • Inclusive pedagogy expert speaks on campus
  • Technology Services conducts cybersecurity education

Pillar 5 – Expand Community and Industry Partnerships

  • First annual Spark Bowl competition held
  • External partnerships explored by University stakeholders
  • Agricultural and environmental advisory council forming
  • University launches partnerships with Doylestown Health and Burpee Seeds
  • Private and corporate support secured for LeaderShape Institute
  • AICUP study details University’s economic impact; President Gallo op-ed published in The Intelligencer
  • DelVal sponsors Doylestown Pride Fest, Pine 2 Pink breast cancer event
  • Doylestown Historical Society to assist with quasquicentennial exhibit
  • Website redevelopment project launched
  • Partnership with Forrester Farm Equipment
  • Partnership with Purina

Foundation – Dynamic and Inclusive Culture

  • President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion reconstituted
  • Student Affairs reorganized as Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence
  • Assistant Dean of Student Development for Diversity and Inclusion named
  • Margolis Healey engaged to enhance campus safety and emergency planning