Sen. Carper’s Statement on University of Delaware President Announcement

WILMINGTON, Del. – U.S. Sen. Tom Carper released the following statement following the news that the University of Delaware’s Board of Trustees voted today to name Dennis Assanis president of the university: 

“I welcome Dennis and his wife, Eleni, to Delaware and congratulate him on becoming President of the University of Delaware. His predecessors have led the university’s students, faculty and staff to higher academic achievements, while strengthening the university community, which has in turn benefited the First State. I’m excited to learn that Dennis has a strong background in clean energy along with a distinguished academic record. I look forward to working with him to ensure that the University of Delaware and the First State remain an attractive place to learn, live and work.”