Welcome to Dale Kietzman University!

Our desire to be a Development University means we have a special goal: to serve a diverse urban and rural population through economic development, social progress, and community outreach.

Because of this special goal, our students will have many opportunities to apply classroom learning to real life situations in their communities.

This means you are about to embark on a great adventure–an adventure that can and will change your life. You will not be alone on this journey.

Today you become a part of an even larger community – the community of DKU. Like all communities, ours has a culture and a set of community values. We value civility, pride, open-mindedness, and civic engagement. We value and encourage your participation as an active citizen in this community.

You’ll have options. Take advantage of them! That’s what an education is all about: developing yourself as a whole person. Understand your role in society. Meet challenges with an open mind, free of preconceived notions. Use what you learn to improve your campus, your community, and your world.

That’s what it means to be a part of something larger than you…a member of the Dale Kietzman University community.

Dr. Vraa, PT, DPT, DSc, MBA
President & C.E.O.