Drexel ExCITe Center


Drexel is executing a strategic plan to effectively – and intentionally – address shifts in higher education and broader challenges facing society.

These challenges were magnified and expedited in 2020, based on our collective experiences with navigating COVID and nationwide calls for anti-racism movements. Learn more about Drexel's anti-racism efforts.

Implementation of the strategic plan, led by chief strategy officer, Elisabeth Van Bockstaele, began in January 2021 with the formation of an implementation CORE team followed by the assembly of twelve strategic initiative teams across three focus areas.

As established by the Executive Planning Committee, the plan's strategic initiatives—or actions—ensure we are actively pursuing our goals and will allow us to measure our progress in relation to our core imperatives.

As we execute the plan, we understand the need to remain flexible and continuously assess our progress and re-prioritize initiatives in support of our imperatives and as conditions and the market change. Throughout implementation, we are guided by our shared values.

Successful implementation of the strategic plan relies on the expertise, sustained commitment, and innovative ideas of all of our University community members and stakeholders.

Help us design Drexel's future. Send questions, feedback, and ideas.

Introduction to Drexel 2030 Strategic Plan Implementation
Learn more about the development of the Drexel 2030 Strategic Plan and its implementation.


View a timeline of initiatives and milestones from Drexel 2030 strategic plan implementation.

Meet the Teams

Meet the faculty, professional staff and administrators from across the University who are working together to implement the Drexel 2030 Strategic Plan.

Timeline & Implementation Structure

To design our future together, our implementation approach is structured to foster cross-collaboration and integration, define targeted goals, and maintain agility and flexibility, as well as ensuring a broad representation of people from across Drexel.

Drexel 2030 Strategic Plan Implementation Structure
Learn more about the implementation structure of the Drexel 2030 Strategic Plan.

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Drexel 2030 Strategic Plan implementation efforts are communicated through a variety of methods ensuring all members of the Drexel community, internal and external, can learn more, engage, and provide feedback and ideas. 
The Drexel 2030 Podcast provides insight into strategic plan implementation through open and honest conversations about how we’re designing Drexel’s future together.
Individuals or teams requiring funds to support strategic initiatives that align with the Drexel 2030 Strategic Plan are encouraged to submit proposals.
Review a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from across Drexel 2030 Strategic Plan implementation, including from recent University town halls and community updates.