Academic journal article Journal of Geoscience Education

Obituary for Dr. David Marion Delo

Academic journal article Journal of Geoscience Education

Obituary for Dr. David Marion Delo

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David M. Delo, former president of the University of Tampa, died October 31, 2004, in Seminole, Florida of congestive heart failure two months shy of his 99th birthday. Born in Mt. Morris, Illinois, he had been a resident of the Tampa Florida Bay Area since 1958.

During his 13-year tenure as president of the University of Tampa, he was credited with adding 10 buildings, doubling the size of the student body, and doubling faculty salaries. He also increased the annual budget six-fold without a single deficit year. After his retirement in 1971, he served as the university chancellor for two years.

Following his retirement, Dr. Delo relocated to Pinellas County. He served for a time as charter Executive Director of the Executive Service Corps of Tampa and as a teacher, and advisor for the Tampa Preparatory School.

A 30-year Kiwanian, Dr. Delo served on the Board of the local Florida educational television channel WEDU for 32 years and while a resident of Tampa had, at various times, served on the boards of the Children's' Home, United Way, red Cross, Tampa Symphony, Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, and several educational organizations.

A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Delo graduated from Miami University of Ohio (1926), earned a M. …

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