"Delaware Valley University will be the leader in experiential education, empowering all learners to transform the world."
I love this new Vision for DelVal. It organically came into being through months of input and dialogue. It is aspirational, of course. And it is grounded in our heritage. So it is authentic to who we are as an institution. Our Vision is our value proposition to our students. It also will distinguish us from other universities because we are talking about integrating experiential education throughout the institution in curricula, in extra-curricular programs, and in our operations as an institution.
Last month, I was invited to give a welcoming address to the Cultivating Change Summit at a reception held in The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates in Des Moines, Iowa. The World Food Prize is awarded to those whose work has contributed in meaningful ways to global food security. A brainchild of the Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, The World Food Prize is intended to honor those who are role models to us all. With that inspiration, I felt it was fitting to share with the attendees, many of whom were graduate students, my philosophy regarding leadership. I think it is equally important to share my personal take on leadership with our DelVal family as we all strive to be leaders and transform our world.