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The strategic plan articulates key transformational themes. Each theme focuses our attention on critical actions needed to support transformation.

One University

  • Eliminated the College of Medicine "firewall" ALIGNED academics, research, personnel policies, information technology and contracts
  • Merged with the Academy of Natural Sciences SPARKED academic collaborations and a new academic department
  • Established Drexel Central IMPROVED student services
  • Implemented significant cost-savings STRENGTHENED financial stewardship and operating performance
  • Hosted Town Halls, President-Faculty Coffee Hours, and President-Student Office Hours OPENED lines of communication

Co-operative Education

students now in global co-ops in 49 countries

Of those accepting job offers before graduation,
did so with a former co-op employer


  • Launched “Drexel Edge,” an innovative co-op and career preparatory program to enable students to develop key skills
  • Steinbright’s Cooperative Education Program staff relocated to a new space, improving the accessibility to and level of student support services  

Online and Hybrid Education

  • Created new online programs to expand market reach
  • Collaborated across colleges and schools to improve online and hybrid education to align with market demand
  • Differentiated Drexel’s programs with robust course enhancement, simulations, mobile applications and multimedia-infused exercises

Innovation Neighborhood

  • Drove large-scale, sustainable innovation and technology transfer at the University and in the region, creating a connection via the ExCITe Center and the Innovation Center at 3401 Market between the private sector and Drexel’s core competencies and talented faculty
  • Established collaborative research clusters, focusing on health, cybersecurity and data management, and energy and the environment
  • Developed mixed-use real estate to facilitate economic development by combining research initiatives with corporate sector