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Campus & Community

Fry Hosting Second Town Hall on Strategic Plan’s New Phase

April 9, 2015

Front slide of the strategic plan refresh presentation.
Front slide of the strategic plan refresh presentation.

President John A. Fry’s town hall meeting series to discuss the next phase of Drexel’s strategic plan will continue next week.

The second of the four scheduled town halls to discuss Drexel’s future is set for the University City Campus. It will be held April 15, from 9 until 10:30 a.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium of the Bossone Research Enterprise Center. All faculty and professional staff from any campus who weren’t able to make it to the first meeting this year are invited to come and take part.

Fry’s first town hall was held at the same location April 1, where he ran through the goals of the new phase of Drexel’s strategic plan, “Transforming the Modern Urban University,” before taking questions and clarifying anything about the initiative.

Topics covered in that meeting included the gradual implementation of the Responsibility Center Management (RCM) budgeting model, expanding Drexel’s global reach, and the new strategy the University is using for the recruitment and admission of students.

More than 100 attended the first meeting and Fry answered roughly a dozen of the questions, some with extra input from members of his administration, such as Interim Provost James Herbert and Senior Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Success Randy Deike.

The remaining scheduled town halls are:

  • April 22, 4-6 p.m. / Queen Lane Campus, Three Parkway Building, Auditorium B
  • May 4, 4-6 p.m. / Center City Campus, New College Building, Auditorium B

Again, faculty and staff from any campus may attend any of the town halls.

DrexelNow’s Twitter account, @DrexelNow, will live tweet the town hall each time using the hashtag #DUTownHall so anyone interested can follow along.