Arts Administration Graduate Association

Arts Administration Graduate Association

The Arts Administration Graduate Association (AAGA) believes in the importance of arts and culture in society. We believe in preparing Arts Administration students to be successful leaders in the arts and culture industry so they may advance the professionalism of the Arts Administration field.

Membership in the AAGA is automatic for all current Arts Administration graduate students and is open to all current Drexel Graduate students. Arts Administration alumni may participate in our events, but are not voting members.

In addition to attending our events, we encourage all members to volunteer and assist in our special event planning, from our Speaker Event to our Annual Art Auction; there is something for everyone to do! Visit the links to learn more about the opportunities that exist for you!

Download the AAGA Constitution


The AAGA Website is a great way to keep in touch with your classmates, discuss issues important to the arts, and organize you classmates for an AAGA event.


Our alumni are well-respected professionals in the non-profit arts field, and can be found in countries all over the world. Since the program started in 1973, we have graduated numerous students who have become notable members of the arts and cultural community. If you would like to speak with an alumnus about their experience in the program, please contact us at

Yahoo Group

The Yahoo Group provides easy communication and information sharing solutions to members of the Drexel University Arts Administration Program.

Contact Information

All are encouraged to contact us with any questions, concerns, and/or suggestions. You can contact an officer directly via email below or send a general inquiry to:

  • Arts Administration Graduate Association
  • Drexel University
  • 3141 Chestnut Street
  • 2018 MacAlister Hall
  • Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • Fax: 215-895-2452
  • Phone: 215-895-6400 (Graduate Assistant Office)


Danielle Swan, President

The President of the AAGA is responsible for attending Graduate Student Association (GSA) meetings, acting as a liaison between the AAGA and the Arts Administration Department, the GSA and other Drexel organizations. The President helps incoming students connect with current students and alumni, and is available to answer general questions regarding Drexel and the Philadelphia area.

Lindsay Tucker, Vice President

The Vice President of the AAGA is responsible for filling in for the President, if for any reason she is not able to fulfill the Presidential duties. The Vice President is also responsible for organizing the Speaker Event.

Juliet Verde, Special Events Director

The Special Events Director plans social activities for AAGA members to ensure opportunities for students to meet, mingle, and network. The Special Events Coordinator is also responsible for organizing the Annual Art Auction. The annual art auction raises money to send AAGA members to Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, DC.

Caitlin Grogan, Volunteer Director

The Volunteer Director will recruit, oversee, and train volunteers for all AAGA events; will find opportunities and encourage AAGA students to volunteer and affect the larger Drexel community throughout the year.

Lindsey Gearhart, Advocacy Director

The Advocacy Director will coordinate advocacy trainings and the annual trip to Arts Advocacy Day, as well as, seek advocacy opportunities throughout the year.

Eric Colton, Communications Director