Delaware Environmental Institute
Our Strategic Plan
The DENIN Strategic Plan, finalized in 2021, was carefully aligned with the University of Delaware strategic plan, Forward and Forever, which emphasizes student access and success, social justice, interdisciplinarity and innovation. Furthermore, work by the DENIN community advances desired progress at the University of Delaware toward innovations in sustainability and deeper responses to environmental challenges in the face of climate change.
The strategic plan has been developed reflecting the vision of DENIN director Dr. Holly Michael, who was selected to serve a five-year term as DENIN director, effective in September 2021. Dr. Michael succeeds DENIN’s founding director, Dr. Donald L. Sparks, who had served as director since 2009.
DENIN’s strategic plan outlines three core strategic directives and fourteen objectives.
|1) To grow value both within the UD community, as well as beyond.||
|2) To enhance the global reputation of UD and DENIN through excellence in research and academic programs.||
|3) To become financially sustainable through diversified funding sources.||
A complete version of the DENIN strategic plan can be downloaded here.