Two New Drexel Administrators Face Challenge

Posted: December 02, 1986

Finding alternative ways of reaching new students and, when they are found, figuring out how they can afford to pay for their educations are the biggest challenges facing two new administrators at Drexel University.

Dr. Ewaugh Finney Fields has been named the first dean of Drexel's University College, and Freddie Gallot Jr., vice president and chief financial officer.

Fields called the new college she heads Drexel's "academic outreach program." It is designed to consolidate the university's programs for non- traditional students, those adults who work full-time while pursuing bachelor's degrees.

"Many of these students have been out of school for a long while," said Fields, a former Drexel teacher and administrator who for the past eight years was a dean at the University of the District of Columbia.

Gallot, formerly vice president for business and finance at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Ala., said the school "must be creative in the types of financing we can offer our students."

"Drexel is well-known as a high-tech university. The types of students that matriculate in our kind of academic programs must have the highest degree of preparation.

"With the decrease in 18-year-olds every year, the competition for high- achiever students gets keener every year.

"So you've got to use your creative imagination on how to attract these students, especially with the soaring cost of education these days.

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