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ABOUT

This section provides information on the purpose, structure and goals of the Drexel 2030 strategic plan during the implementation stage, and it identifies some of its key leadership and team members composed of faculty, professional staff and leaders of administrative units.

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

This page also outlines how updates on implementing the plan will be communicated to the Drexel community, including an ongoing series of Town Hall sessions.

Read on to learn how we are designing Drexel’s future.

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.

View a timeline of initiatives and milestones leading up to the strategic plan implementation:

Drexel 2030 Strategic Plan Timeline [PDF]

CORE IMPLEMENTATION TEAM MEMBERS

The CORE Team ensures integration and consistency across initiatives, defines priority areas for initiative and imperative teams, ensures teams have data to make informed decisions and drives key strategic decisions by moving recommendations upward from teams to University leaders.

The CORE Team purposefully draws from a wide cross-section of the Drexel community to ensure representation, a diverse range of expertise and multiple opportunities for collaboration.

Here are the faculty, professional staff and administrators from across the University who are working together to execute the Drexel 2030 plan.

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Kevin Coleman

Assistant Director, Military/Government Strategic Partnerships, Drexel University Online
Professional Staff Liaison

Sujoy Das

Vice Provost,
Provost Office

Nadine Ezzat

Associate Vice President, Marketing,
Drexel University Online

Daniel Giroux

Executive Director, Advancement Marketing and Communications, Institutional Advancement
Communications Liaison

Anna Koulas

Vice President,
Drexel Solutions Institute

Don Liberati

Associate Vice President,
Drexel Business Services

Brian Lorigan

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Associate Vice President,
Strategic Financial Services

Kevin Owens

Associate Professor of Chemistry, College of Arts & Sciences,
Faculty Senate Liaison

Melissa Richman

Executive Director, Online and Graduate Financial Services and Planning,
Graduate College

Ahaji Schreffler

Director of Programs, Office of Global Engagement
DEI Liaison

Jason Schupbach

Dean, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Dean's Liaison

Sandra Strang

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Director of Communications & Events,
Graduate College

David Unruh

Senior Vice President, Institutional Advancement
IA Liaison

Elisabeth Van Bockstaele

Chief Strategy Officer
Drexel University

Jennifer Walker

Executive Administrator, Drexel University Online
Administrative Support

Sharon Walker

Dean, College of Engineering
Dean's Liaison

Jonathan Ziegert

Associate Professor of Management and Interim Department Head, LeBow College of Business

DREXEL 2030 PODCAST

Three University leaders share how the commitments from the Anti-Racism Task Force are being integrated into Drexel’s ongoing strategic planning process to create a stronger, more inclusive Drexel for the future. A transcript of the podcast episode is also available.

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IMPERATIVE TEAMS

ADAPTABLE CURRICULA

  • Fran Cornelius, College of Nursing & Health Professions

  • Kelly Joyce, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Rajiv Nag, LeBow College of Business

EQUITABLE CULTURE

  • Patience Ajoff Foster, Human Resources

  • Leon McCrea, College of Medicine

  • Jason Schupbach, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

EXPERIENCES

  • Lloyd Ackert, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Ian Sladen, Steinbright Career Development Center

  • Emily Zimmerman, Thomas R. Kline School of Law

PARTNERSHIP

  • Brian Keech, Government & Community Relations

  • Lucy Kerman, Community Partnerships

  • Alex Poole, College of Computing & Informatics

  • Josie Yaller, International Students & Scholars Services

RESEARCH IMPACT

  • Rodrigo Espana, College of Medicine

  • Kathie Jordan, College of Biomedical Engineering, Science, & Health Systems

  • Caroline Schauer, College of Engineering

STUDENT EMPOWERMENT

  • Carrie Hutnick, Lindy Center for Civic Engagement

  • Kristy Kelly, School of Education

  • Rogelio Minana, Global Engagement

  • Franco Montalto, College of Engineering

INITIATIVE TEAMS

CONTINUING EDUCATION & LIFELONG LEARNING

Initiative Team Charge [PDF]

  • Penny Hammrich, School of Education, Co-Chair

  • Kena Sears-Brown, Goodwin College of Professional Studies,Co-Chair

  • Linda Wilson, College of Nursing & Health Professions,Co-Chair

  • Fran Cornelius, College of Nursing & Health Professions

  • Lauren D’Innocenzo, LeBow College of Business

  • Elizabeth Diaz, College of Nursing & Health Professions

  • Aroutis Foster, School of Education

  • Timothy Gorichanaz, College of Computing & Informatics

  • Richard Grandrino, College of Engineering

  • Patricia Gremmel, Goodwin College

  • Xavier Johnson, Human Resources

  • Goran Karapetrov, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Claire King, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems

  • Bruce Levine, School of Education

  • William Lynch, School of Education

  • Diana Nicholas, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

  • Kris Risi, LeBow College of Business

  • Jeannine Shantz, Close School of Entrepreneurship

  • Wan Shih, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems

  • Nancy Spector, College of Medicine

  • Dominique Thomas, Academy of Natural Sciences

  • Adam Zahn, Global Engagement

GRADUATE EDUCATION

  • Brian Daly, College of Arts & Sciences, Co-Chair

  • Sarah Haley, LeBow College of Business, Co-Chair

  • Monica Jost, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies, Co-Chair

  • Ken Barbee, Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems

  • Safia Dias, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies

  • Michelle Dolinski, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Alonzo Flowers, School of Education

  • Monica Ilies, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Stephanie Johnson, Kline School of Law

  • Jillian Keating, College of Nursing & Health Professions

  • Tsz Kwok, Graduate College

  • Sherry Levin, College of Engineering

  • Julia May, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Jackie Murphy, College of Nursing & Health Professions

  • Angela Montgomery, Enrollment Management

  • Jennifer Nasser, College of Nursing & Health Professions

  • Sean O’Donnell, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Tim Raynor, Office of the General Counsel

  • Kate Sonstein, LeBow College of Business

  • Michael Wagner, Westphal College of Media & Arts Design

  • Chris Weyant, College of Engineering

  • John Walsh, College of Engineering

  • Anne Willkomm, Graduate College

HOUSING/AUXILIARY

  • Mackenzie Luke, EMSS/Student Life, Co-chair

  • Michael Ryan, College of Engineering, Graduate School, Co-chair

  • Nancy Trainer, Real Estate & Facilities, Co-chair

  • Danielle Boardley, Kline School of Law

  • Leah Cruz, Budget & Financial Planning Office

  • Tyler Groll, Housing & Residence Life

  • Thelicia Hill, Graduate College for Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies

  • Kerri Kloorfain, Housing & Residence Life

  • Lisa Miller, Academy of Natural Sciences

  • Joe Russo, Drexel Business Services

  • Mladenka Tomasevic, International Students & Scholars Services

  • Judy Walterson, Office of the Executive Vice President, Treasurer, and Chief Operating Officer

Internal Communications & Digital Infrastructure

Initiative Team Charge [PDF]

  • Irene Lin, Finance, Co-Chair

  • Ali Shokoufandeh, College of Computing & Informatics, Co-Chair

  • Amy Weaver, Provost Office, Co-Chair

  • Jessica Ausborn, Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies

  • Charleen Baselice, Provost Office

  • Veronica Carey, College of Nursing & Health Professions

  • Suzanne Dreitlein, College of Medicine

  • Alissa Falcone, University Communications

  • Britt Faulstick, University Communications

  • Kylie Gray, Provost Office

  • Duke Halsey, Office of Compliance, Privacy & Internal Audit

  • Anthony Hopkins, School of Education

  • Kelly Joyce, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Keith Kalbach, Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies

  • Christine McAuliffe, Institutional Advancement

  • Kathryn Meier, College of Engineering

  • Glenn Muschio, College of Media Arts & Design

  • Nick Perez, EMSS

  • Julia Phillips, EMSS

  • Ros Remer, Provost Office

  • Al Reiss, Lebow College of Business

  • Mike Shelmet, Information Technology

  • Sonja Sherwood, University Communications

  • Sandra Strang, Graduate College

  • Erica Zelinger, Honors College

MARKETING & EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS

  • Debbie Clower, Institutional Advancement, Co-Chair

  • Larry Duke, LeBow College of Business, Co-Chair

  • Craig Kampes, Enrollment Management & Student Success, Co-Chair

  • Subir Sahu, Student Life, Co-Chair

  • Jaclyn Alexandrescu, Drexel University Online

  • Larry Bender, Enrollment Management & Student Success

  • Yael Branscom, College of Engineering

  • Purnell Cropper, Kline School of Law

  • Melissa Cunningham, LeBow College of Business

  • Mandy Dollar, Drexel Solutions Institute

  • Grace Dollarton, Enrollment Management & Student Success

  • Michaela Draganska, LeBow College of Business

  • Anne Erickson, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Nadine Ezzat, Drexel University Online

  • Tricia Kraus, Drexel University Online

  • Nigel Lum-Cox, University Communications

  • Barbara McAleese, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Michelle McHugh, College of Media Arts & Design

  • David Wood, Dornsife School of Public Health

OPERATIONS

  • Linda Lee, College of Engineering, Co-Chair

  • Lindsay Norlen, Program Management & Organizational Effectiveness, Co-Chair

  • Vibhas Madan, LeBow College of Business, Co-Chair

PARTNERSHIPS

Initiative Team Charge [PDF]

  • Yi Deng, College of Computing & Informatics, Co-Chair

  • William Friel, Drexel University Online, Co-Chair

  • Gwynne Grasberger, Office of Research & Innovation, Co-Chair

  • Lynne Hickle, Steinbright Career Center, Co-Chair

  • Rose DiMaria-Ghalili, College of Nursing & Health Professions

  • Patrick Doran, Provost Office

  • Victoria Egan, Dornsife School of Public Health

  • Joanne Ferroni, University & Community Partnerships

  • Robert Grimmie, Goodwin College of Professional Studies

  • Diana Jones, LeBow College of Business

  • Claire King, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems

  • Greg Law, Steinbright Career Development Center

  • Casey Marsella, Institutional Advancement

  • Kate Meier, College of Engineering

  • VK Narayanan, LeBow College of Business

  • Damian Salas, Close School of Entrepreneurship

  • Lindsay Shea, Autism Institute

  • Jane Taylor, Academy of Natural Sciences

  • Glenn Williams, College of Nursing & Health Professions

Pricing & Financial Aid

  • Jodi Cataline, Lebow College of Business, Co-Chair

  • Tom Gutman, EMSS, Co-Chair

  • Brian Lorigan, Budget & Financial Planning, Co-Chair

  • Jeff Asay, Drexel University Online

  • Colleen Boyle, College of Nursing & Health Professions

  • James Connell, School of Education

  • Cindy Delone, Emss/Financial Aid

  • Ellen Herlich, Institutional Advancement

  • Karin Kelly, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

  • Julia May, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Kathryn Matuch, IRT

  • Paul McGonigle, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies

  • Mauricio Reginato College of Medicine

  • Marisol Rodriguez-Merganthal, Class

  • Evelyn Thimba, Enrollment Management & Student Success

  • John Walsh, College of Engineering

  • Gina Waters, Close School of Entrepreneurship

  • Yaneeka West, College of Engineering

  • Anne Willkomm, Goodwin College of Professional Studies

PROGRAM & CURRICULAR INNOVATION

Initiative Team Charge [PDF]

  • Michelle Spina, Enrollment Management & Student Success, Co-Chair

  • Jennifer Stanford, College of Arts & Sciences, Co-Chair

  • Steve Weber, College of Engineering, Co-Chair

Sub-Committee #1: Infrastructure to Allow for Curricular Innovation
 

  • Steve Weber, College of Engineering, Sub-Committee Lead

  • Patience Ajoff Foster, Human Resources

  • Charleen Baselice, Provost Office

  • Jennifer Breaux, Dornsife School of Public Health

  • Eric Brewe, College of Arts & Sciences/School of Education

  • Fran Cornelius, College of Nursing & Health Professions

  • Rena Cumby, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

  • Kimberly David-Chung, Drexel University Online

  • Kea Glenn, International Students and Scholars Services

  • Jeff Popyack, College of Computing & Informatics

  • Manny Sanchez, Provost Office

  • Michael Shelmet, IRT

Sub-Committee #2: Experiential Learning in the Classroom Environment
 

  • Mesha Hunte-Brown, College of Arts & Sciences, Sub-Committee Lead

  • Jaimie Dougherty, School Of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems

  • Michael Glaser, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

  • Frank Lee, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

  • Christy Love, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Jaya Mohan, Provost Office

  • Kate Morse, College of Nursing & Health Professions

  • Chris Peters, College of Engineering

  • Mary Jean Tecce DeCarlo, School of Education

Sub-Committee #3: Encouraging Use of Evidence-Based Teaching
 

  • Jennifer Stanford, College of Arts & Sciences, Sub-Committee Lead

  • Chris Finnin, LeBow College of Business

  • Alonzo Flowers, School of Education

  • Johanna Inman, Teaching & Learning Center

  • Dan King, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Wes Shumar, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Rebecca Signore, Enrollment Management & Student Success

  • Scott Warnock, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Chris Weyant, College of Engineering

Sub-Committee #4: Curricular Innovation in Graduate Education/Post-Undergraduate Education
 

  • Jason Silverman, School of Education, Sub-Committee Lead

  • Doug Baird, College of Medicine

  • Kapil Dandekar, College of Engineering

  • Richard Frankel, Kline School of Law

  • Monica Ilies, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Patrick Loll, College of Medicine

  • William Mangold, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

  • Marisol Rodriguez-Mergenthal, Enrollment Management & Student Success

  • Michael Ryan, College of Engineering, Graduate College

Sub-Committee #5: Needs Assessment for Curricular Innovation
 

  • Michelle Spina, Enrollment Management & Student Success, Sub-Committee Lead

  • Nicole Dalberto, Steinbright Career Center

  • John DiNardo, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Adam Fontecchio, College of Engineering

  • Don McEachron, School Of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems

  • Dimitri Papadopoulos, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Jonathan Ziegert, LeBow College of Business

RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION

  • Sandhya Kortagere, College of Medicine, Co-Chair

  • Sarah Saxton, Dornsife School of Public Health, Co-Chair

  • Maria Schultheis, College of Arts & Sciences, Co-Chair

  • Hasan Ayaz, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems

  • Evelyn Balabis, Research Accounting Services

  • Jennifer Britton, University & Community Partnerships

  • David Collins, University Procurement

  • Alex Ezeh, Dornsife School of Public Health

  • Peter Gaskill, College of Medicine

  • Lauren Geary, Office of Research & Innovation

  • Darius Graziani, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Keyanah Jones, Human Resources

  • Shintaro Kaido, Office of Research Innovation

  • Gregory Montanaro, Government & Community Relations

  • Janet Matthews, College of Medicine

  • Brenna Mcbride, Institutional Advancement

  • Chad Morris, College of Engineering

  • Vk Narayanan, Lebow College of Business

  • Roland Wall, Academy of Natural Sciences

  • Andrew Zitcer, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

RETENTION & STUDENT SUCCESS

  • Shivanthi Anandan, Undergraduate Education, Provost Office, College of Arts & Sciences, Co-Chair

  • Mary Gallagher Gordon, College of Nursing & Health Professions, Co-Chair

  • Bernetta Millonde, Enrollment Management, Co-Chair

  • Dana Auguste, General Counsel’s Office

  • Jei (Jay) Cai, LeBow College of Business

  • Vanessa Cohen, Disability Services Office

  • Bob Curran, Drexel Central/EMSS

  • Erin Durkin, Dornsife School of Public Health

  • Daniel Freeman, Institutional Advancement, LeBow College of Business

  • Tasha Gardner, Center for Inclusive education & Scholarship

  • Julie Goodman, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

  • Tom Gutman, Enrollment Management

  • Gina Kerwin, Institutional Advancement

  • Tsz Kwok, Graduate College

  • Aaron Laskey, Intercollegiate Advising

  • Kerri Lord, Enrollment Management, Customer Service Communications

  • Nina Mielcarz, Drexel Central, Enrollment Management

  • Marna Mozeff, Goodwin College of Professional Studies

  • Noelle Palladino, College of Engineering

  • Christie Ruggieri, Enrollment Management & Student Success

  • Anupma Singh, Office of Institutional Research

  • Rebecca Signore, CLASS, Student Life

  • Devon Thomas, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Katie Zamulinsky, Enrollment Management, Student Life

UNDERGRADUATE ONLINE

Initiative Team Charge [PDF]

  • Donna DeCarolis, Close School of Entrepreneurship, Co-Chair

  • Michael Harrington, Drexel University Online, Co-Chair

  • Youngmoo Kim, Drexel ExCITe Center, Co-Chair

  • Shivanthi Anandan, Provost Office, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Antonis Asprakis, Close School of Entrepreneurship

  • Jen Breaux, Dornsife School of Public Health

  • Chris Carroll, College of Computing & Informatics

  • Nadine Ezzat, Drexel University Online

  • Chris Finnin, LeBow College of Business

  • Beth Haas, Kline School of Law

  • Lynne Hickle, Steinbright Career Center

  • Michael Keaton, Undergraduate Admissions

  • Dana Kemery, College of Nursing & Health Professions

  • Vera Lee, School of Education

  • Dee McMahon, College of Arts & Sciences, Online Learning Council

  • Debra Ruben, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

  • Kevin Scoles, College of Engineering

  • Thersa Sweet, Dornsife School of Public Health, Faculty Senate

  • Marek Swoboda, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health

  • Lamont Wilson, Goodwin College of Professional Studies

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