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President John Fry

John Fry

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Philadelphia, PA 19104

Meet Drexel’s President John Fry

Since being appointed Drexel’s 14th president in 2010, John Fry has implemented a dynamic vision for how an urban university can attract and inspire excellent students, conduct groundbreaking research and serve its neighborhood.

Under his leadership, Drexel has set a national example for the execution of public-private partnerships and become a powerful force for equitable economic development in Greater Philadelphia.

As Drexel aims to become an even greater driver of inclusivity and engine for the equitable economic growth of Greater Philadelphia, Fry’s vision is to create a vibrant presence and ecosystem of innovation in and around University City, while delivering on the University’s public purpose as an anchor institution for Philadelphia. This ecosystem will ultimately benefit students, through co-ops and career opportunities; faculty, through collaborative research and training; and the community, through the creation of pipelines to employment.

Read John Fry's Biography

Quote-gradient We are creative, diverse, entrepreneurial, impatient, unpretentious, and a little fearless. In short, my kind of University! For me there is no greater thrill, opportunity, or honor than the trust you have placed in me to serve as Drexel's 14th president.
-John Fry

Celebrating the myriad collaborations that help to power the University’s accomplishments.
A vivid illustration of groundbreaking research at an R1 level research institution.
The story of a far-reaching transformation that is under way on campus.
Drexel’s Strategic Plan 2030 positions the University for long-term success.

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