Kenneth S. Blackney

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Drexel University, a cornerstone of higher education in the northeastern U.S., was once known as the Drexel Institute of Technology. Under the leadership of its current president, Constantine Papadakis, Drexel has launched an energetic strategic agenda with renewed emphasis on its major differentiating characteristic: technology-focused education and research. Drexel has had a long history of technology firsts. In 1983 Drexel became the first university to mandate that all students have access to a microcomputer. In 1996 Drexel launched the first full master's degree program in information systems delivered entirely online via its Asynchronous Learning Network (ALN). In the spring of 2000 the first Techno-MBA online program was launched by the LeBow College of Business. During the fall semester Drexel had completed implementation of its fully wireless CyberCampus. Dre... (more)