Drexel Goes to Washington

Posted in Crosswalk, Winter/Spring 2013, News Briefs

Drexel recently opened the doors to a new Washington, D.C. Office, a space that aims to serve as a multifunctional academic and outreach center for the University and its online subsidiary, Drexel University Online.

The Drexel University Washington, D.C. Office, which officially opened in January, is located at the Lafayette Tower at 801 17th Street, N.W., a central location that will further broaden the Drexel brand and allow for opportunities to attract more online students.

The iSchool, the College of Information Science and Technology, in conjunction with the University’s Goodwin College of Professional Studies, School of Education, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Earle Mack School of Law and Drexel University Online, use the office for academic outreach. The D.C. Office also serves as a base to reach out to Congress and the federal government for support of the University’s teaching, research and service missions, which are led by the Office of Government and Community Relations.

“Drexel’s expansion to the Washington, D.C. area comes at a propitious time for our University,” says Drexel President John A. Fry. “Our presence in D.C. allows our faculty to better connect with key research agencies in the region and also provides the opportunity for us to extend our reach in a growing market where there are many jobs for which a Drexel education is specifically aligned.”

An additional objective of the D.C. Office is to target potential online students from Richmond, Va., to Baltimore, Md. It also allows for Drexel to establish connections with experts in the federal government that could serve as adjunct teaching faculty for the University.

The site strives to strengthen Drexel’s research capabilities in D.C. by providing offices and conference facilities for research faculty, enabling them to establish new research contacts in the areas of cybersecurity, health care, higher education and public policy.