2024 DSU Presidential Inauguration

The faculty, staff, students, and alumni of Delta State University are excited to announce the installation of Dr. Daniel J. Ennis as the ninth President of the University.

Dr. Daniel J. Ennis was announced as President of Delta State University on April 6, 2023 by the Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning, and he began his role on June 1, 2023. He attended the college of Charleston and earned his B.A. degree in 1992, and attended Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, from which he received his M.A. in 1994. Ennis attended Auburn University and completed his Ph.D. in English at that institution in 1999, having held a Presidential Graduate Fellowship and received the Calvert Award from The Association of College English Teachers of Alabama. Prior to his appointment to Delta State University, Ennis enjoyed a 24-year career at Coastal Carolina University.   

The Inaugural Steering Committee is planning activities and events to celebrate the installation of Dr. Ennis beginning on Monday, February 19, 2024 – exactly 100 years since Senate Bill No. 236 was introduced to create Delta State Teachers College. The week will culminate with the installation ceremony on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. in the Bologna Performing Arts Center.

Please use the form below to make an online donation in support of the inaugural activities. If you wish to mail a donation, send a check made payable to the Delta State University Foundation to DSU Foundation, DSU Box 3141, Cleveland, MS 38733. Please indicate on the memo line that it is for the inauguration.

Questions regarding donations may be emailed to pthompson@deltastate.edu or call 662-846-4710. Questions regarding the inauguration activities should be directed to the President’s office at 662-846-4000.