Drexel University launches new college

 

Drexel will add a College of Computing and Informatics. Credit: Metro file photo
Drexel will add a College of Computing and Informatics.
Credit: Metro file photo

Drexel University has announced it will launch a new college.

Drexel’s College of Computing and Informatics will open next fall. The new school, which will pull from the strengths of Drexel’s existing undergraduate, graduate and professional computing and informatics programs, is slated to have an initial enrollment of 2,200 students.

“The creation of this new college builds on Drexel’s technological strengths, and ensures the university will continue to lead in a fast-evolving suite of fields,” Drexel President John A. Fry said in a statement. “The College of Computing and Informatics will be an important locus for innovation — from big data to software development to cybersecurity and much more — that allows Drexel’s talented community of researchers and scholars to address global challenges through their research, learning and socio-technical innovations.”

David E. Fenske will serve as the new college’s first dean. Fenske is a professor of computer science and currently serves as dean of Drexel’s iSchool.

The College of Computing and Informatics will combine Drexel’s iSchool, College of Information Science and Technology, the Department of Computer Science, formerly part of the College of Engineering, and the Department of Computing and Security Technology, formerly housed in the Goodwin College of Professional Studies.


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