Retirement Plan Changes

We are writing to inform you that DeSales University (the University) has merged the DeSales University Tax Deferred Annuity Plan (the TDA Plan) with the DeSales University Retirement Plan (the Plan) effective July 1, 2017. As a result of the merger existing contracts in the TDA Plan will be subject to the requirements of ERISA, which stands for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, and the Plan documents have been revised and restated effective July 1, 2017.

The University is making this change in order to provide required oversight over the TDA Plan, especially with respect to choosing and monitoring the annuity and mutual fund accounts provided under the Plan. This merged Plan will allow the University to offer additional funds that may become available under the terms of the Plan in the future. Since the merged Plan is now subject to ERISA, the University will take responsibility for monitoring applicability of ERISA regulations for the annuity accounts and funds offered under the Plan.

Also, please note that this change may affect your beneficiary designations and, if applicable, your spouse’s rights to benefits under the Plan. Please read below to find out more about beneficiary and spousal consent requirements under this Plan.


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DeSales Athletics Department Unveils New Logo


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The DeSales University athletics department is excited to roll out a new, more consistent look as part of an athletics rebranding effort. The changes will create a more consistent look across all platforms through a new logo, colors, and lettering.

“We are incredibly excited about our new logo,” says Scott Coval, director of athletics. “I know the DeSales community and our fans will love the fresh look. In branding our athletic department, it was important for us to get a clean, distinguished mark and be consistent with how we apply it. This is the first step in building the DeSales Bulldog brand.”

The creation of the new look was a nearly yearlong process that included focus groups consisting of administration, coaches, current student-athletes, and alumni. “I want to thank the many people across our campus who worked with the design firm to help create these new logos,” Coval says. “It’s a great day to be a DeSales Bulldog!” [Read more…]

Farewell and good luck, Father O’Connor!

After more than four decades of service, Father Bernard O’Connor, OSFS is saying goodbye to DeSales University. Today marks his last day as president, a position he has held for the past 18 years. We wish Fr. O’Connor well as he begins this new chapter serving God’s people.

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Campus Store Clearance Sale!

Clearance Sale!

The campus store has marked down many items to make room for our new back-to-school merchandise.

 Come to the campus store and check out the selection!


Campus Store hours for the next few weeks:

07/01 Saturday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
07/03: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
07/04: Closed for 4th of July
07/05: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
07/06: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
07/07: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
07/08 Saturday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
07/10 – 07/13: 11 a.m. – 6:15 p.m. (Access 6) [Read more…]

The Ice Princess: FOUR complimentary tickets!

PSF invites you to The Ice Princess.

Take a break from the summer sun and enjoy this frozen tale that is sure to warm your heart. DSU faculty and staff receive 4 complimentary tickets per household for select dates:

June 29, June 30, & July 5

Call or come to the box office: 610-282-WILL


RIP Matthew Hagerty, brother of Anne Lewis

It is with sadness and yet with hope in the Resurrection that we announce the death of Matthew Hagerty, brother of Anne Lewis, who died on June 21, very suddenly.  Anne asks that we keep her family in our prayers.

Condolences may be sent through campus mail.


Fiscal 2017 Year-End Tasks for all Offices

Thank you for your attention to these matters:

  • All cash and checks are to be brought to the Treasurer’s Office by the end of the day on June 30.
  • Any uncashed checks to vendors being held for any reason should be brought to the Treasurer’s Office immediately for proper cancellation and/or possible reissue.
  • An item must be physically received or the service must have been performed on or before June 30th in order for the item to be considered an expenditure in 2017.
  • All invoices, check requisitions and travel requisitions related to the 2017 budget need to be in the Treasurer’s Office by July 14, 2017.
  • Please email me with any significant expenditure related to the 2017 budget year for which you may not receive an invoice as of July 14, 2017. Include the following in the email: dollar amount of the expenditure, account number to be charged, purchase order or confirmation notice supporting the amount, proof of receipt or tracking documents, description of the expenditure, and transaction date.
  • Any noted invoices and expenditure requisitions that do not meet the guidelines above will automatically be counted against your 2018 budget.
  • June credit card statements need to be submitted to our office by July 15, 2017. The credit card statements will be reviewed for accounting in the proper period.
  • Undergraduate student bills will be run on July 5, 2017. Financial Aid awarded and pending, housing, meal plans, and student types must be updated prior to this date.

If you have any questions, please contact Deanne Fenstermacher at