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  • Drexel Announces New Head of Online Learning

    Tuesday, September 03, 2013

    Drexel Announces New Head of Online Learning

    September 3, 2013

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    Drexel University President John A. Fry announced today that Dr. Susan C. Aldridge, a senior fellow at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and former president of the University of Maryland University College, will join Drexel in the new position of senior vice president for Online Learning and president of Drexel University Online, effective October 15, 2013.

    “Susan brings 17 years of higher education leadership experience and has built an international reputation as one of the premier innovators in online and distance education,” said Fry. “Forward-thinking leadership will be critical to the success of the challenging but exciting reimagining of our online education enterprise, and I am confident that Susan is the perfect choice to make Drexel one of the world’s leading providers of online learning.”

    Aldridge will be responsible for building an administrative division that provides comprehensive services focused on the unique needs of online students and pursues new approaches to online curricula, teaching and student tracking that improve retention and learning outcomes.

    In her current role as senior fellow at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Aldridge researches and writes about critical topics including university growth strategies, technology-mediated models of education, student enrollment and retention and adult education including education of military students and veterans. She is a frequent keynote speaker at higher education conferences, and serves as a consultant to university presidents, government officials and business leaders. She co-authored a book Wired for Success that will be published by AASCU in October.

    For more information, please visit DrexelNOW.


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