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Graduate College Operations

The Graduate College office suite on the third floor of the Main Building (MAIN 301) is generally open for student services between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. EDT Monday through Thursday. Walk-ins should check in using the kiosk at the front desk. We offer free filtered cold and hot water, tea, coffee, and hot chocolate for graduate students. Please contact us via email at

Summer Term Hours: Please note that our office will be closed on Fridays during the summer term and our staff will be observing Summer Fridays, which means we will conclude business at 12 p.m. EDT on Fridays.

The Graduate Student Lounge on the lower level of Main Building (MAIN 010A) is open 24/7 and accessible to all graduate students via your DragonCard ID. Students are welcome to use the lounge space for social gathering, studying, eating, and events. More information about the lounge is available on the Graduate College website. Please note that new students will gain access to the lounge during their first week of classes.

Please continue to refer to Drexel’s Response to Coronavirus website for the latest health and safety guidance and for contact information should you have any questions.

Graduate College Staff

Meet the faculty and professional staff members of the Graduate College team:


Elisabeth J. Van Bockstaele, PhD

Chief Strategy Officer
Senior Vice President for Graduate and Online Education
Dean of the Graduate College
Founding Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies
Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology
College of Medicine

Melissa Richman

Melissa Richman, MSED '14

Executive Director of Online and Graduate Financial Services and Planning
Graduate College

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies
College of Medicine
Drexel University Online

Anne Converse Willkomm

Anne Converse Willkomm, MFA

Assistant Dean
Graduate College
Assistant Clinical Professor & Department Head
Goodwin College of Professional Studies

Read her blog, "Professional Buzz"!

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Kimberly David-Chung, MS

Assistant Vice President, Virtual Student Experience
Graduate College
Drexel University Online
Student Life, Enrollment Management and Student Success

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Natalie Chernets, PhD '14

Director of Postdoctoral Affairs & Professional Development
Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Associate Director, MD/PhD Program
Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies
College of Medicine

Michael Ryan

Michael Ryan, PhD '12

Director of Academic Support, Graduate Pipeline Programs
Graduate College
Associate Department Head of Graduate Studies
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Associate Teaching Professor
College of Engineering

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Sandra Strang, EDM

Director of Communications and Events
Graduate College


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Tsz Kwok, EdD '16

Associate Director
Graduate College
Adjunct Faculty
Westphal College of Media Arts & Design


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David Kim, MS

Administrative Coordinator
Graduate College

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Reina Lopez, MS '22

Manager of Events and Conferences
Graduate College

Drexel University Online

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Michelle Layone

Coordinator of Events and Conferences
Graduate College

Drexel University Online

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Rachel Mroz

Communications and Events Co-op (Spring/Summer 2022)
Graduate College
Political Science Major
History and Marketing Minors
College of Arts and Sciences

Drexel University Online Team