Welcome to the Office of the Provost

Paul Jensen

Paul E. Jensen, PhD

Executive Vice President and Nina Henderson Provost

Meet Drexel University's Chief Academic Officer

Provost Paul Jensen, PhD, was named executive vice president and Nina Henderson Provost in 2019. As Drexel University's highest-ranking academic officer, he oversees the academic and research divisions of the University, including 15 schools and colleges and numerous administrative units.

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Global Experience
International partnerships with over 120 institutions expand Drexel's reach  — along with students' cultural aptitude and experiential learning — around the globe.
Powerful Partnerships
Building from our over 100-year legacy of cooperative education, Drexel forges ahead with initiatives such as the Innovation Engine to expand these powerful partnerships. 
Research & Innovation
Capitalizing on our strengths as a Carnegie-classified R1 research university, Drexel researchers build new knowledge and create solutions while expanding impact with local, national and international communities.
Reimagined Sustainability
The Environmental Collaboratory tackles the global climate crisis with an inclusive, interdisciplinary approach, strengthening the University's institutional climate commitment and sustainability leadership.

Recent Announcements

Neville Vakharia, PhD, Appointed Dean of the Pennoni Honors College
Following a national search, Neville Vakharia, PhD, has been appointed Dean of the Pennoni Honors College, effective September 1, 2024.
Embracing the Future
Last week marked the official merger of Drexel University and Salus University, providing the opportunity to warmly welcome Salus students, faculty and professional staff into the Drexel family. At the same time that our two institutions formally came together, we also received the news that President Fry will be leaving Drexel to join Temple University.
Emily A. Roper Appointed Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions
Following a national search, Emily Roper, PhD, has been appointed dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions, effective September 1, 2024.
Gina Lovasi Appointed Dean of the Dornsife School of Public Health
Following a national search, Interim Dean Gina Lovasi, PhD, MPH, has been appointed Dana and David Dornsife Dean of the Dornsife School of Public Health.

Latest News

Drexel University Retains Designation as National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Until 2029
Drexel University has received a successful renewal of its designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency (NSA). This renewal extends Drexel's esteemed, 20-year designation through 2029.
Neville Vakharia Neville Vakharia, PhD, Appointed Dean of the Pennoni Honors College
He is currently associate dean of research and planning and an associate professor of arts administration & museum leadership in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.
The female singers in this photograph dressed in colonial-era costumes (minus the microphone headsets) to sing at a Bicentennial celebration at Independence Hall on July 4, 1976.  The Fourth of July, as Celebrated in Philadelphia History
What was Independence Day like in Philadelphia years — or decades, or centuries — ago? The answer can be found in the Atwater Kent Collection at Drexel University.
Industrial Philadelphia – The Workshop of the World, Morris Berd, 1952 (Atwater Kent Collection at Drexel, Gift of Stern’s Department Stores, 90.81.1). ‘Philadelphia Revealed,’ From the Atwater Kent Collection at Drexel Reflects 350 Years of Philly History
This summer, the Atwater Kent Collection (AKC) at Drexel University invites the public to experience the exhibition Philadelphia Revealed: Unpacking the Attic, an interactive display of over 600 authentic objects, telling the story of Philadelphia’s city history collection.