John Fry

Drexel University President's Blog

Month: January 2020

Data-driven Research Expert Sharpened Drexel Policy Decisions

Mark Freeman has done more than anyone to sharpen Drexel University’s forecasting and decision-making through the use of data-driven research. And so, it is bittersweet news that Mark is leaving Drexel to take a senior position at The Common Application, the Arlington, Va.-based nonprofit firm best known for processing college and university applications.

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Joining the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank Board

It’s a distinct honor for me to be appointed to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and I look forward to working with my new colleagues on the board, as well as Patrick T. Harker, president and CEO. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia plays a critical role in the regional economy, both as a watchdog and keen observer of economic conditions. Congratulations also to another new board member, Christopher Maher, chairman, president, and CEO of OceanFirst Corporation and OceanFirst Bank, and to Phoebe Haddon, chancellor of Rutgers University–Camden, and Madeline Bell, president and CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, whose appointments were renewed effective this month.

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