The Delaware State University board of trustees elected Wilma Mishoe as its chair, making her the first woman in the institution’s 126-year history to serve as the chair of the board of trustees.

Mishoe — who in addition to her DSU board service has more than 35 years as a higher education administrator — is the daughter of the late Luna Mishoe, who was president of then-Delaware State College from 1960 to 1987.

In addition to Mishoe’s election, the trustees also elected Devona E. Williams as vice chairperson, making this the first time in DSU history that two women are serving as the board’s top two executive officers. Williams is founder of Goeins-Williams Associates, a 27-year management-consulting group that is well regarded in the region and throughout the nation. She has served on DSU’s board since 2011 and has been an integral part of the University’s College of Business and its international programs.