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University Marketing & Communications

Tracy Powell

Tracy Powell

Senior Vice President, University Marketing & Communications
Main Building
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Division of University Marketing & Communications

Led by Senior Vice President Tracy Powell, the Division of University Marketing & Communications (UMAC) partners with University leadership, faculty, professional staff, and community members to develop and execute essential brand-focused marketing and messaging strategies in alignment with Drexel’s 2030: Designing the Future strategic plan and primary organizational goals.

Utilizing a coordinated surround sound approach that encompasses messaging platforms in all mediums and at all levels, UMAC is focused on sharing the Drexel story with a wide array of internal and external audiences through a unified, impactful delivery that reflects the University’s core values, vision, and mission.

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Publications

Exel Magazine
An award-winning annual magazine overviewing the University’s fast-growing research enterprise.
Drexel Magazine
A magazine for alumni and friends of the University published three times a year.
Drexel News Blog
The blog offers expert perspectives on timely topics and a look behind the stories and research making news at Drexel. 
Drexel Now
Choose your subscription preferences to Drexel's digital newsletters here and stay on top of University news, events or staff announcements. 

Our Work

From marketing brochures to news articles, the division of University Marketing & Communications handles it all.
Forever Dragons: The Future Is Now in Your Hands

At Drexel University, we want to celebrate our graduating Forever Dragons. We know you have worked hard, made meaningful memories, and pushed beyond the limits of what’s expected to reach this important milestone. And wherever you go in life, personally or professionally, Drexel will always be your home. As our Class of 2023 Dragons take this next step, we know that they will continue to make an impact on the world and move forward as if failure was not an option. The future is now in the hands of our Forever Dragons, and we can't wait to see what they will do!

Drexel News

Drexel Team Identifies Drug-like Molecules That Show Early Success in Targeting Breast Cancer Brain Metastases
Researchers from Drexel’s College of Medicine have identified new drugs that show early success in shrinking breast cancer tumors that have metastasized in the brain. The discovery marks the first time that targeting a key metabolic enzyme in cancer cells in the brain has shrunk tumors in a mouse model.
Interior of Main Building  A Message from the Chair of Drexel’s Board of Trustees
In a message to the Drexel community, Board of Trustees Chair Richard Greenawalt addressed President Fry's stepping down as president of Drexel.
Drexel President John Fry A Message from Drexel President John Fry on Concluding His Tenure at Drexel
President John Fry sent a message to the Drexel community about his decision to conclude his tenure as Drexel's president.

In the News

New Life for Downtowns as Innovation Districts
Bruce Katz, JD, distinguished fellow in the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation and director of the Nowak Metro Finance Lab, authored a Summer 2024 Governing article about transitioning struggling downtowns into innovation districts.
Pennsylvania School District Says Students Impersonated Teachers With Fake TikTok Accounts
Robert D'Ovidio, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed during a July 8 KYW-TV (CBS-3) news segment about fake online accounts and how authorities can track down those users with intent to harass or intimidate.
As Sea Levels Rise, Philly and Camden Are at Risk of Being Inundated With Raw Sewage, Study Finds
Franco Montalto, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a July 7 WHYY story about his recent research on modeling the effect of climate change and sea level rise on cities with combined sewer systems, like Camden and Philadelphia.
The Intermittent Fasting Diet: Is It All It’s Cracked Up To Be?
Nyree Dardarian, EdD, an assistant clinical professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, was quoted in a July 6 Woman’s World article about the health benefits and risks of intermittent fasting.