About DKU

DKU History

The concept for a “development” university originated in Cameroon, West Africa, where a highly successful training program in development methodology is being carried out in Dale Kietzman Leadership Centers.

The two-year program is based on a community-level development project selected and carried out by each student over the period of study. These centers have received official standing from the Ministry of Education in Cameroon. Now, Dale Kietzman University is launching a new, university-level instructional programs offered at the associates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels in several majors.


Dale Kietzman University seeks to be a global center for Christian thought, to be an influential evangelical voice that addresses crucial cultural issues, and to spark an intellectual and spiritual renewal that advances the Kingdom of Christ in the United States and around the world.


Dale Kietzman University offers biblically centered education, encourages students in scholarship and service, and equips men and women in mind and character to impact the world for the benefit of all Humanity

Picure of Cameroon Graduates


Dale Kietzman University is committed to helping students to progress to a top position in their chosen profession through world-class training, while learning to confront their challenges and opportunities with a Christian worldview. Through intensive study and an environment of proven scholarship, students will be able to speak to the issues of life with clarity, offering insight and hope to the world around them.


In keeping with our mission, our intent is to graduate students who have developed a biblical worldview that enables them to be productive in all areas of life. Dale Kietzman University is committed to an educational approach that is culturally relevant and socially aware.

headquarters in Murray, UT, a suburb of Salt Lake City.

Dale Kietzman University (DKU) is approved in the United States in California and Utah. 

Dale Kietzman University (DKU) is approved in the United States in California and Utah. 


DKU has established an Exemption under the Utah Post-Secondary School Act (Title 13, Chapter 34, Section 105). Exemption under the Utah Post-Secondary School Act does not mean that the State of Utah supervises, recommends, nor accredits the institution. Murray, Utah serves as the institution’s administrative headquarters. All DKU programs are available through the State of Utah Exemption.


DKU is approved for theological programs under a Exempt status with California’s Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE).

Douala, Cameron, Africa:

DKU’s Institut Superior Dale Kietzman campus in Douala, Cameroon, Africa is also recognized by the Cameroon Ministry of Higher Education (MINESUP) to offer programs ranging from associates to doctorates.

Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, & CAO

Leadership at DKU: Guiding Excellence

Welcome to a realm of visionary leadership at DKU, where excellence is not just a goal but a shared commitment. Our diverse leadership team, comprising the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, Chief Academic Officer (CAO), and our esteemed Board of Trustees and Board of Directors, plays a pivotal role in steering the university towards a future of innovation, growth, and academic distinction.

Joshua T. Fisher, Ph.D.
Micah Natale, Ed.D.
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Adam Tesch

Exceptional Faculty, Exceptional Education: A Tapestry of Expertise

  • Diverse Expertise:

Our faculty members bring a wealth of diverse expertise, ranging from seasoned veterans in their respective fields to emerging scholars at the forefront of cutting-edge research. This diversity of knowledge ensures that our students receive a well-rounded education that prepares them for the complexities of the modern world.

  • Academic Achievements:

All of our faculty members hold advanced degrees, and their research and scholarly contributions have garnered recognition on national and international platforms. Their commitment to staying at the forefront of their fields ensures that our students are exposed to the latest developments and emerging trends in their chosen disciplines.

  • Global Perspectives:

With educators hailing from various corners of the globe, EKU’s faculty enriches the academic landscape with a tapestry of international perspectives. This global outlook not only broadens the horizons of our students but also fosters a dynamic and inclusive learning environment.

  • Engagement Beyond the Classroom:

At EKU, our faculty is the bedrock of our commitment to excellence. Their dedication, passion, and unwavering pursuit of knowledge create an educational experience that goes beyond textbooks, empowering students to excel and become leaders in their chosen fields.