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Office of Student Affairs Staff

We seek to serve the needs of our students and assist with academic, financial and personal needs.

The Office of Student Affairs provides a number of services to our students including course registration, exam administration, academic record keeping, processing and posting grades, locker distribution, and serves as a liaison to other offices in the university (bursar’s office, financial aid, health insurance and immunizations).

If you have a question and are not sure where to go, please contact Nora Olsewski, administrative support for the Office of Student Affairs at lawosa@drexel.edu or by calling 215.571.4756.

Associate Dean Kevin P. Oates

Kevin P. Oates

Senior Associate Dean of Students
Office: Room 405 - Phone: 215.571.4719 - kevin.p.oates@drexel.edu

Dean Oates oversees the Office of Student Affairs and the Academic Support program. He grants approvals for leaves of absences, withdrawals, and exam deferrals. He works with the governing board of the Student Bar Association on issues of student governance and the functioning and funding of student organizations. Dean Oates also provides personal and academic advice, and receives complaints for possible violations of the Code of Conduct.

Assistant Director of Student Services Theresa Gallo

Theresa Gallo

Director of Academic Services
Office: Room 453 - Phone: 215.571.4716 - theresa.gallo@drexel.edu

Theresa Gallo is responsible for the day-to-day operations and registrar functions of the office, including registration, grade release, letters of good standing, course evaluations, processing transfer credits, and exam administration. 

Mary de Rivera 

Mary de Rivera

Associate Director of Financial Aid
Office: Room 451 - Phone: 215.895.1044 - mary.m.derivera@drexel.edu

Mary de Rivera works with students and prospective students in the process of financing their education, finding summer opportunities, handling post-graduation debt and bar exam costs. 

Professor Clare Keefe Coleman

Clare Keefe Coleman

Assistant Teaching Professor, Director of Student Advising and Writing Specialist
Office: Room 452 - Phone: 215.571.4731 - clare.keefe.coleman@drexel.edu

Professor Coleman is our writing specialist and director of student advising. As our writing specialist, she works with students at all points in the writing process – from helping them polish the first-semester research memo to brainstorming ideas for academic articles. She offers workshops on a variety of writing topics and works individually with students. As director of student advising, she meets with students for academic planning and personal advice and works with our various constituencies to plan programs throughout the year. 

Nora Olsewski

Administrative Support
Office: Room 450 - Phone: 215.571.4756 - nora.l.olsewski@drexel.edu

Nora Olsewski assists with student inquiries and requests, exams, textbooks, lockers, and other administrative functions of student affairs.