Video Recap: Move-In Day – Thank you to all who helped!

Yesterday, the University Community came together to welcome the class of 2021 to their new home-away-from-home for the next 4 years.

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who, once again, helped make yesterday’s move-in such a positive experience for our freshman and their families.

— Jerry Joyce, Interim President

P.S. The communications staff would like to add a special thanks to JC Falcon ’18, who helped capture the day on our Instagram (@desalesuniversity), Snapchat (desalesu) and Facebook accounts.


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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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

Didactic Faculty: Physician Assistant Program

DeSales University seeks one full-time instructor for its Physician Assistant Program.  This is a 12-month, full-time, tenure-track position mainly responsible for teaching in the first year of the program but also includes student advising and recruitment responsibilities.  Applicants should enjoy a team-teaching concept and a dynamic, student-centered environment.  One day per week is given for continued clinical practice.  The ideal candidate will either be a physician assistant or a physician eligible for licensure in Pennsylvania.  Physician Assistants should be NCCPA certified.  Physicians should be board certified.  Preference will be given to clinical experience in primary care, either Family Medicine or General Internal Medicine.  Prior teaching experience is preferred.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.  DeSales University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities, and genders.

This position will be open as of August 2017.  To apply, please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and photocopies of educational transcripts to:  Wayne C. Stuart, MD, Program Director, Physician Assistant Program, DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley, PA 18034-9568 or to  Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Today’s DSU BBQ Schedule

9:00-10:00am Poker Walk
9:00-4:30pm Shiatsu Massages(Heather/Brenda) (Wood Rm)
10:00 & 10:30am Cooking with Chef Francisco (Dining Hall)

Wine Tastings w/Dr. Greg Amore (Hurd)

10:00 –2:00pm Vendors:

  • HighmarkSam’s Club
  • BeneconLL Bean
  • ConnectCare3 Liberty Mutual
10:00-2:00pm DEIT – Retro Video Games (Trexler Rm)
10:00–2:00pm Just for Fun (McShea)
11:00-12:00 noon Trivia (Commonwealth)
11:00-11:30am Advanced Dermatology Presentation (Heritage)
11:30-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-2:00pm Bingo (Commonwealth)
1:00 – 2:00pm


LL Bean Outdoor Discovery (Outside – Hurd Rm can be used if needed as a backup)

ConnectCare3 May Newsletter

It’s that time of year again. The itchy eyes and runny nose, allergy season is here again. Medicines can help, but did you know that there are healthy habits that you can adopt that can help you reduce your dependence on allergy medicines? Check out your May Connections Newsletter to find out how.

Flip over the newsletter for tips about how to make your worksspace more productive.

As always, if you need assistance, remember our team is just a phone call away.


Faculty/Staff Reminder – The Annual Fund

So many of you have already made your gift to The Annual Fund and we thank you. If you haven’t already done so, just a quick reminder that we are approaching the end of the year. We appreciate the support our faculty and staff give to The Annual Fund and hope you will consider a gift before the end of the fiscal year which is June 30, 2017. As a reminder, gifts can go directly to scholarship or financial aid, or any number of other areas that help the University serve students.

You can submit a payroll deduction form which can be found on MYDSU under Forms & Documents under Institutional Advancement (click here), or you can go right to our Make a Gift giving page.

Thank you for your consideration.