Save the Date: Annual Wellness Fair, 9/29

On Thursday, September 29, 2016, the University’s Wellness Task Force will be hosting our annual Wellness Fair in the University Center.  Please join us anytime between 9 AM and 4 PM that day for vendors, lunch, and activities.  Please stay tuned for more details!

Questions? Lisa.Lightcap@desales.edu

Annual Report 2016

Dear Friends of DeSales University,

 DeSales University had another very successful year for 2015-2016.  We hosted a wonderful year-long celebration for the campus community and our many supporters and friends of the completion of 50 years of education ministry. 

When you log into MyDSU you will find my 17th annual report. There is so much happening on campus. Listed below are the highlights of achievements of the academic year 2015-2016:

 1) Successfully organized our decennial self-study as the first phase of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) reaccreditation process.  Identified the two faculty chairs of the study, sent them to the MSCHE workshop for self-study directors, created the general outline for the study, welcomed the official liaison from the MSCHE to campus and briefed the Board, faculty, and campus community about the work for next year.

2) In consultation with the Ford Law Firm, we began our response to the Title IX enforcement regulations issued by the federal government concerning sexual abuse on college campuses.  A new document “Keeping our Campuses Safe” will be published for and discussed by the campus community during the fall semester.

3) Recruited the largest class in the history of DeSales for the 2016-2017 academic year.

4) Approved new undergraduate majors in Supply Chain Management, Healthcare Administration, Health Communication, and Homeland Security.

5) Began the full operation of the Healthcare Simulation Center in the Gambet Center for Business and Healthcare.

6) Celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival with their greatest season. Ticket sales almost reached 39,000 and total ticket sales revenue exceeded $1 million for the first time.

7) Ms. Wendy Krisak, Director of Counseling, was invited and presented testimony at a roundtable discussion before the United States Senate’s Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on “Campus Safety: Improving Prevention and Response Efforts”.

8) Phase one of the Dr. John Compardo Athletics Complex was completed including: two artificial turf fields, a new track complex, two new natural grass practice fields, new spectator seating, new pathways, additional parking, a new electrical services building, and a new storage building.

9) The last of the bronze statues, “Jesus – the Teacher”, was completed and installed with a proper plaza and appropriate lighting at the top of the campus mall.

10) A second assessment study of medical and healthcare needs in our geographic area was completed by Fr. Leonard and Fr. O’Connor.  This will be used to guide our planning for future academic programming and future construction of facilities.

11) The institution began the process of selecting its fourth president. 

May the Good Lord bless you!

(Rev.) Bernie O’Connor, OSFS, President

Summary Annual Report of Group Total Disability Plan for Faculty & Staff

This is a summary of the Annual Report/Return for the Group Total Disability Plan for Faculty and Staff (the “Plan”) for employees, E.I.N. 23-1653718, for the short Plan year September 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  The University has filed for a change in the Plan’s year end from August 31st to December 31st to conform with the University’s other existing Welfare Plans.  The annual report has been filed with the Internal Revenue Service, as required under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).

The Plan had an insurance contract with Lincoln National Life Insurance Company to pay all claims incurred under the terms of the plan.  The total premiums paid under the contract for the plan year period September 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015 were $11,989.

You have the right to receive a copy of the full annual report, or any part thereof, including insurance information, on request.  To obtain a copy of the full annual report, or any part thereof, write the Office of the Treasurer, Plan Administrator, Dooling Hall, DeSales University, Center Valley, PA 18034.  The charge to cover reproduction costs will be $0.10 per page. 

You also have the legally protected right to examine the annual report at the main office of the Plan, Office of the Treasurer, Dooling Hall, DeSales University, Center Valley, PA 18034, and the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C., or to obtain a copy from the U.S. Department of Labor upon payment of reproduction costs.  Requests to the Department should be addressed to:  U.S. Department of Labor, EBSA, Public Disclosure Room, N-1513, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20210.

Questions?  Deanne Fenstermacher X1305

Summary Annual Report of Group Life Insurance Plan for DeSales University

This is a summary of the Annual Report/Return for the Group Life Insurance Plan for DeSales University (the “Plan”) for employees, E.I.N. 23-1653718, for the Plan year January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  The annual report has been filed with the Internal Revenue Service, as required under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).

The Plan had a contract with Lincoln National Life Insurance Company for life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance to pay all claims incurred under the terms of the plan.  The total premiums paid for the plan year ended December 31, 2015 were $55,750. 

You have the right to receive a copy of the full annual report, or any part thereof, including insurance information, on request.  To obtain a copy of the full annual report, or any part thereof, write the Office of the Treasurer, Plan Administrator, Dooling Hall, DeSales University, Center Valley, PA 18034.  The charge to cover reproduction costs will be $0.10 per page.

You also have the legally protected right to examine the annual report at the main office of the Plan, Office of the Treasurer, Dooling Hall, DeSales University, Center Valley, PA 18034, and the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C., or to obtain a copy from the U.S. Department of Labor upon payment of reproduction costs.  Requests to the Department should be addressed to:  U.S. Department of Labor, EBSA, Public Disclosure Room, N-1513, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20210.

Questions?  Deanne Fenstermacher X1305