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Wesley Professor Celebrates 25th Year in Service to State

Dr. Kathleen C. JacobsFebruary 13, 2017 marks the 25th consecutive year that Wesley College Professor of Management Dr. Kathleen C. Jacobs, has served as a gubernatorial appointee on the Delaware Commission for Women (DCW). Dr. Jacobs was initially appointed as a State Commissioner February 13, 1992 by Governor Mike Castle and holds the distinction of being the longest-serving commissioner on the DCW.

“Twenty-five years is not really a long time when you know the small part you contribute can possibly help improve the lives of people,” said Dr. Jacobs.

During her quarter of a century service within the state’s administration, Dr. Jacobs was reappointed by Governor Thomas Carper, Governor Ruth Ann Minner, and Governor Jack Markell. State Commissioners on the DCW are appointed for a three-year term and will only continue to serve if reappointed by the Governor. Her current term ends February 2018 which means she has the honor of serving her fifth Governor’s administration under the new leadership of Governor John Carney. Dr. Jacobs has conducted numerous research projects for the DCW which helped focus on issues that needed to be addressed to better serve Delaware.

The DCW is an agency within the Delaware State Department that focuses on issues that impact women throughout the state in all three counties. Through public meetings and workshops, qualitative/quantitative data is gathered via surveys and analyzed to identify more current issues that should be brought to the attention of the administration.

To learn more about the organization visit commissionforwomen.delaware.gov