Messages & Writings


President John Fry communicates with the Drexel community and beyond through a variety of publications, speeches, messages and writings. Published annually, the President’s Report celebrates the achievements of students and faculty each year and highlights the year’s successes.

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Presidential Speeches

Convocation Address 2022
Describing anti-racism and academic freedom as core tenets that are indivisible and indispensable, President Fry calls on the University community to “re-imagine an anti-racist Drexel where mutual respect reigns and academic freedom rings.”
Veterans Day Tribute
I want to welcome and salute all our veterans here today, and those watching on our livestream.
2021 Convocation
President Fry asserts that, to accomplish the greatest possible good for society, everyone at Drexel — faculty members, students, and professional staff — must strive to become outstanding innovators.

Presidential Messages

Message Regarding the Closing of The University of the Arts in Philadelphia
Message Regarding the Closing of The University of the Arts in Philadelphia
Sheryl Lee Ralph to Address Graduates at Drexel's University-wide Commencement Ceremony
As we prepare to celebrate the many achievements of our graduates, I am pleased to announce that Sheryl Lee Ralph, award-winning actress and producer, will address the Class of 2024 at Drexel’s University-commencement ceremony on June 14.
Ending the Encampment on Drexel's Campus
Early this morning, Drexel Public Safety officers, with critical assistance from the Philadelphia Police Department, removed the unauthorized pro-Palestinian encampment on Korman Quad after protestors complied with police warnings to disperse peacefully.

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