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Company Overview of Drexel University

Company Overview

Drexel University is an educational institution that provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in architecture, science, chemical engineering, civil engineering, construction management, culinary science, nutrition and food, information systems, and sports management. The schools of the university include School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, School of Education, and School of Public Health. The university has eight colleges including College of Arts and Sciences, College of Bennett S. LeBow College of Business, College of Engineering, Goodwin College of Professional Studies, College of Medicine, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Coll...

3141 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

United States

Founded in 1891





Key Executives for Drexel University

Age: 56
Senior Vice President, Dean of Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento and Chief Executive Officer of Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento
Senior Vice President of Communications
Director of Community Projects
Chair of Health Management and Policy at School of Public Health
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Drexel University Key Developments

Drexel University Appoints Cicely Peterson-Mangum as Executive Director for its Dana and David Dornsife Center

Drexel University has appointed Cicely Peterson-Mangum, a long-time community development leader, as the executive director for its Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships. As the Dornsife Center's first executive director, Peterson-Mangum will oversee the development of a facility that has catalyzed Drexel's civic engagement with its surrounding community, encouraging innovative collaboration among students, faculty and local residents in Mantua and Powelton Village.

Drexel University Lays Several Dozen Administrative Employees

Drexel University has laid off several dozen administrative employees as a result of a new admissions policy that brought in fewer freshmen for the fall. University officials declined to specify the number of layoffs or how many vacant positions were eliminated, but said the move - along with other cost-cutting - will save $18 million. No faculty members were cut. The employees were to be dismissed. About 20% of the savings will come from vacant positions and 30% from layoffs in enrollment, finance, institutional advancement, human resources, and university communications, and the provost's and president's offices. The rest will come from reductions in travel, printing, outside consultants, and other areas. The job cuts follow an announcement by Drexel in May that it would delay raises for employees from the summer to the beginning of the next calendar year, also to cope with less revenue.

Drexel University Names M. Brian Blake as its Next Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Drexel University named M. Brian Blake, PhD, as the University's next provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. Blake, who comes to Drexel from the University of Miami, where he is vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the Graduate School, will begin his new position on Aug. 1.Drexel will look to Blake to create a unified, interdisciplinary academic environment that encourages innovative teaching and research for the benefit of its students, community and society. The University has spent considerable time and energy aligning its resources to support academic priorities including student retention, faculty growth, global reach and eventually a research infrastructure. Blake will provide the leadership that makes those goals into reality. During his career, Blake has worked at the department, college and provost level with responsibilities including research, instruction and faculty affairs. At the University of Miami, his position as vice provost for academic affairs involves faculty enhancement efforts university-wide in addition to advocating and setting policy for research programs in the disciplines on Miami's Coral Gables campus -- these include arts and sciences, business, communication, education, engineering, law, nursing and more. He also leads task forces that assess faculty recruitment efforts and the university climate in regards to diversity for both students and faculty, in addition to efforts to balance the engagements of tenured and non-tenure-track faculty. With support from a group of graduate student leaders, he oversaw the creation of the ‘Research Intersections’ forum for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty to share their work with each other and pursue interdisciplinary research. Blake previously was associate dean for research and graduate studies at the University of Notre Dame.

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