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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

Headshot of Sandra Strang

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 Town Hall

On June 21st, 2021, Drexel held its first in a series of Town Hall sessions focusing on implementation, where leaders of the Drexel 2030 plan provided details of the implementation structure and the progress to date. To read the questions and answers from the Q&A portion of the Town Hall, please see the FAQs section below.

Read a Recap of the Event & Watch the Recording

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

  • Rajashi Ghosh, 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

  • Lauren Karch, Institutional Advancement

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

  • Bruce Levine, School of Education

  • Michael Lowe, College of Arts & Sciences

  • William Lynch, School of Education

  • Soneyet Muhammad, Community Partnerships

  • 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

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

  • Andrea Forte, College of Computing & Informatics

  • 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

  • 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

  • Nancy Trainer, Real Estate & Facilities

Internal Communications & Digital Infrastructure

  • 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

  • Veronica Carey, College of Nursing & Health Professions

  • Suzanne Dreitlein, College of Medicine

  • Alissa Falcone, 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

  • Phi Nguyen, Dornsife School of Public Health

  • Nick Perez, EMSS

  • Julia Phillips, EMSS

  • Alyssa Porambo, Drexel University Online

  • Ros Remer, Provost Office

  • Al Reiss, Lebow College of Business

  • Mike Shelmet, Information Technology

  • Sonja Sherwood, University Communications

  • Sandra Strang, Graduate 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

  • 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

  • Michaela Draganska, LeBow College of Business

  • Anne Erickson, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Nadine Ezzat, Drexel University Online

  • Sara Keiffer, Institutional Advancement

  • Niki Gianakaris, University Communications

  • Janelle Gillis, Drexel University Online

  • Jackie Hopkins, Enrollment Management & Student Success

  • Nigel Lum-Cox, University Communications

  • Joe Master, University Communications

  • Barbara McAleese, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Michelle McHugh, College of Media Arts & Design

  • Vince McNeil, Enrollment Management & Student Success

  • Tricia Riordan, Drexel University Online

  • Casey Turner, College of Computing & Informatics

  • Mark Willie, College of Media Arts & Design

  • Evan Williams, Enrollment Management & Student Success

  • David Wood, Dornsife School of Public Health

PARTNERSHIPS

Initiative Team Charge [PDF]

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

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

  • Lynne Hickle, Steinbright Career Center, Co-Chair

  • Kara Spiller, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems, Co-Chair

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

  • Jessica Doheny, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

  • Patrick Doran, Provost Office

  • Joanne Ferroni, University & Community Partnerships

  • William Friel, Drexel University Online

  • Rajashi Ghosh, School of Education

  • 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

  • Sonia Navas-Martin, College of Medicine

  • Bency Oonnoonny, Drexel University Online

  • Damian Salas, Close School of Entrepreneurship

  • Nicole Sugarman, Office of the General Counsel

  • 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

  • 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

  • Michele Riordan, Institutional Advancement

  • Marisol Rodriguez-Merganthal, Class

  • 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

  • Patience Ajoff Foster, Human Resources

  • Doug Baird, College of Medicine

  • 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

  • Nicole Dalberto, Steinbright Career Center

  • Kapil Dandekar, College of Engineering

  • Kimberly David-Chung, Drexel University Online

  • Mary Jean DeCarlo, School of Education

  • John DiNardo, College of Arts & Sciences

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

  • Chris Finnin, LeBow College of Business

  • Alonzo Flowers, School of Education

  • Adam Fontecchio, College of Engineering

  • Richard Frankel, Kline School of Law

  • Michael Glaser, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

  • Kea Glenn, International Students and Scholars Services

  • Mesha Hunte-Brown, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Monica Ilies, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Johanna Inman, Teaching & Learning Center

  • Dan King, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Frank Lee, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

  • Patrick Loll, College of Medicine

  • Christy Love, College of Arts & Sciences

  • William Mangold, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

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

  • Jaya Mohan, Provost Office

  • Kate Morse, College of Nursing & Health Professions

  • Danuta Nitecki, Drexel Libraries

  • Dimitri Papadopoulos, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Chris Peters, College of Engineering

  • Jeff Popyack, College of Computing & Informatics

  • Marisol Rodriguez-Mergenthal, Enrollment Management & Student Success

  • Michael Ryan, College of Engineering, Graduate College

  • Manny Sanchez, Provost Office

  • Michael Shelmet, IRT

  • Wes Shumar, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Rebecca Signore, Enrollment Management & Student Success

  • Jason Silverman, School of Education

  • Scott Warnock, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Chris Weyant, College of Engineering

  • 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

  • Girija Kaimal, College of Nursing & Health Professions

  • Jennifer Katz-Bounincontro, School of Education

  • Brian Keech, Government Relations

  • Kristin Kepics, Academy of Natural Sciences

  • Elizabeth Kopen, College of Medicine

  • Nancy Raitano Lee, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Janet Matthews, College of Medicine

  • Brenna Mcbride, Institutional Advancement

  • Chad Morris, College of Engineering

  • Vk Narayanan, Lebow College of Business

  • Aylin Sagay, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems

  • Dario Salvucci, College of Computing & Informatics

  • Caroline Schauer, College of Engineering

  • Lindsay Shea, Autism Institute

  • Doug Stay, Office of Research Innovation

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Brad Petitfils, College of Arts & Sciences

  • Rebecca Signore, CLASS, Student Life

  • Blanche Young, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies

  • 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

  • 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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