The Delaware State University board of trustees welcomed its newest member with the swearing of Norman D. Griffiths, a retired DuPont attorney and Wilmington City Council member.
Appointed by Gov. John Carney, Griffiths was sworn in by Tom Preston, DSU interim general counsel, during the board’s regular Jan. 30 board meeting. He succeeds David Turner, whose term ended Jan. 26.
Griffiths served for 32 years as an in-house legal counsel for DuPont, retiring in June 2015. While advising DuPont officials and their clients on numerous areas of law, he also served 20 years on the Wilmington City Council — 16 years as an elected councilman and four years as the council president. During that period, he served as the chair of the council’s Finance, Public Safety and Cable Communications committees.
Griffiths served on the boards of Delaware Technical and Community College, the Riverfront Development Corp., Wilmington Downtown Visions, Christiana Care Health Systems, Wilmington Economic Development Corp. and others. He currently serves on the boards of Village of St. John Inc., Salesianum High School, Delaware Solid Waste Authority, Westside Family Healthcare Inc. and on the Governance Committee of Christiana Health Care.
Griffiths earned a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from American University and a Juris Doctorate from Catholic University, Columbus School of Law. He currently is a member in good standing in the District of Columbia Bar.