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Introductory Message - August 2, 2010

Dear Member of the Campus Community,

Today, on my first day as President, I want to share with you a few thoughts as we begin to work together to continue building upon the achievements of this great University.

It is a rare privilege and honor to have been chosen to serve as the 14th President of Drexel University. Drexel is one of America's up-and-coming research universities. Its ascendancy over the past 15 years is admired worldwide, and I am committed to continuing on the path of excellence.

Please join me in expressing our profound appreciation to Chuck Pennoni for his extraordinary service over the past 15 months as Interim President. Putting aside many personal and business pursuits, President Pennoni maintained the momentum established by Dr. Papadakis, and Drexel has made significant progress under Chuck Pennoni's leadership.

This morning I met with the members of the President's Cabinet and I feel very positive about this team of colleagues. I look forward to working with you, our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends, to continue to fulfill Drexel's potential and take the University to the next level.

My wife Cara and our children Mia, Nat and Phoebe look forward to meeting you in the coming weeks and months, and to joining this great community that is Drexel University.

Warm regards,

John A. Fry
President