On Thursday, May 30, Drexel will host a grand opening celebration for a new office in Washington, D.C. that will serve as a multifunctional academic and outreach center for the University and its online subsidiary Drexel University Online.
The new office is located at the Lafayette Tower at 801 17th Street, N.W. (pictured above), a central location that will further broaden the Drexel brand and allow for opportunities to attract more online students.
Drexel’s iSchool, the College of Information Science and Technology, in conjunction with the University’s Goodwin College of Professional Studies, School of Education, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Earle Mack School of Law and Drexel University Online, will use the office for academic outreach. The office will also serve as a base to reach out to Congress and the federal government for support of the University’s teaching, research and service missions, which are led by the Office of Government and Community Relations.
The new D.C. office will also target potential online students from Richmond, Va., to Baltimore, Md., and will allow for Drexel to establish connections with experts in the federal government that could serve as adjunct teaching faculty for the University. The site will strengthen Drexel’s research capabilities in D.C. by providing offices and conference facilities for research faculty, enabling them to establish new research contacts in the areas of cybersecurity, health care, higher education and public policy.