From the President News

From the President, June 2020

Jul 5, 2020

The following Fall 2020 update was sent to DRBU students by DRBU President Susan Rounds. It is in regards to housing and online learning during CoVID-19.Dear students,For the last several weeks...

Dr. Susan Rounds reflects on Hope and Change in America

Jun 23, 2020

The following is from President Dr. Susan Rounds in response to the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement and the recent events in Minneapolis and around the world.Ta-Nehisi Coates, Black American...

From the President, May 2020

May 2, 2020

In 1780, in the midst of the Revolutionary War, Abigail Adams wrote a letter to her 13 year old son, John Quincy Adams, who would grow up to become the sixth president of the United States. She wrote...

From the President, April 2020

Apr 5, 2020

The universe is changing; our life is what our thoughts make it.Marcus AureliusThese words from across centuries speak to us today as perhaps never before. Change has come to every community, every...

Welcome Back from the President, Spring 2020

Feb 4, 2020

It is a typical northern California day in January--cool and foggy, with a promise of rain. Yet inside the DRBU building, the lights are on and the classrooms are full of energy. Everyone is eager to...

From Dr. Rounds: Convocation 2019

Sep 26, 2019

The following is a welcome speech given by DRBU President, Susan Rounds, during Convocation on August 21, 2019.Welcome to the official beginning of the academic year at DRBU for 2019. Welcome to our...

From the President, Spring 2019

Apr 18, 2019

The flowering plums are telling us that spring is here, and we are ready for it after a particularly cold and wet winter. In spite of the rainy weather, the University Building is humming with...

From the President, Fall 2018

Aug 19, 2018

In August, on the first night of 2018 Orientation, I sat in a circle with DRBU staff, faculty, and the incoming BA and MA students. Each person was invited to share a few words about why he or...

From the President, June 2018

Jun 8, 2018

From DRBU President Susan Rounds:We are delighted to announce that DRBU has been granted accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. The commission voted unanimously on...

2017 Annual Letter

Apr 24, 2017

  Download PDF  中文April 25, 2017Dear Friend of DRBU:A university is many things at once. At its most basic, it’s a physical place, a patch of land with buildings where people live, eat,...