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Drexel Family Association


The Drexel Family Association (DFA) intensifies and improves the student experience by providing parents and family members a network of support. The DFA serves as a connection to the University and provides parents and family members with communication, involvement, and development opportunities. 

Functional Areas


The DFA facilitates communication among students, parents and family members, and University administrators in order to ensure that parents and family members have access to timely and accurate information. Additionally, the DFA acts as a vehicle through which parents and family members can ask questions and communicate concerns.


The DFA provides opportunities for parents and family members to engage with the campus community by participating in campus events including Family Weekend, and Accepted Students Days.


The DFA works with the University to provide opportunities for parents and family members to financially support the University in a variety of ways.

DFA Leadership

The Drexel Family Association is governed by the Executive Board which oversees the business and affairs of the DFA. Contact the DFA Chair by emailing

Current Chair

  • Lisa Daughen

Past Chairs

  • Lisa Andrejko, EdD (2006)
  • Charles Carfagno (2007)
  • Diane Mattiford (2008)
  • Maria Sineri (2009)
  • Mary Pat McDevitt (2010)
  • Robert Nanfro (2011, 2012)
  • Jane Kuttner (2013)
  • Brenda Wilkin (2013–2015)
  • Diane Jablonowski (2015–2016)

DFA Bylaws [PDF] approved as of September 2013

Dean's Advisory Council

The Dean's Advisory Council serves as an advisory committee to the Dean of Students. The Dean utilizes this group to gain parent and family member perspectives on campus issues and to support the Association's events.

Please email us at if you are interested in joining the Dean's Advisory Council. We will contact you with information about getting more involved through the Family Association.

2016–2017 Meeting Minutes

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Move-In Day Information Table (September)
  • Family Weekend Panel (November)
  • Accepted Students Days Information Table (February - May)