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September 19, 2019

(WILMINGTON, DE) – Delaware College Scholars (DCS) recently welcomed Heather M. Leberstien, PHR, SHRM-CP to its Board of Directors.

A senior strategic human resources business partner at CSC, Ms. Leberstien provides talent management services to CSC’s leaders and employees in 14 countries around the world. In her role, she is responsible for building strong and trusted relationships, focused on partnering with the business to provide coaching, organization support, performance management, workforce planning, and talent assessment and development.

“Heather’s extensive knowledge in human resources will help better prepare our scholars for not only succeeding in college but understanding what it takes to start and grow a career,” says Dr. Tony Alleyne, Executive Director of DCS. He continued, “Delaware College Scholars will truly benefit from Heather’s interest in and commitment to the success of each and every scholar coming through our program.”

In addition to her role with Delaware College Scholars, Ms. Leberstien is a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and a Society for Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).

“I’m incredibly honored for the opportunity to share my human resources knowledge and experience in support of this amazing organization,” says Ms. Leberstien. “I’m excited to work on initiatives that focus on the importance of leadership and the professional development of students as they begin to develop future career paths.”

The Delaware College Scholars Program (DCS) is the most academically rigorous college preparation and college persistence program in the State of Delaware. For high-achieving public high school students with no clear path to college, DCS’ tuition-free residential program provides its scholars the opportunity to succeed. For three summers in a row, students live and learn together as they prepare for acceptance and graduation from competitive four-year colleges and universities. DCS’ intense college-level curriculum in a roundtable format not only prepares the scholars for college but ensures they persist beyond freshman year. 

 To date, 94 percent of Delaware College Scholars, who are underserved and often the first in their family to attend college, have gone on to four-year institutions of higher learning. Ninety-five percent have remained in college beyond freshman year.