- Assistant Dean, Office of Engagement & Communications
- Office of Engagement
Lisa earned her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Cedar Crest College and her MBA in Marketing from Eastern University. She has served in academia in the areas of Enrollment Management, Marketing and Alumni Relations for the past 18 years.
- Executive Director, Corporate Governance
- Center for Corporate Governance
PATRICIA Q. CONNOLLY is a leader with notable success shaping Boards for the 21st century. Her expertise and influence span key issues including greater strategic oversight and engagement of stakeholders with the Board in value creation. While supporting and contributing to multiple Boards of Directors, she has brought energy and transparency to the task of corporate governance. She is especially adept at helping Boards identify emerging issues boards should focus on.
Patricia is the Executive Director of the Center for Corporate Governance at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. In her role, she leads Board Directors, CEOs and thought leaders in advancing corporate governance. She shapes the Center’s flagship programs including Directors Dialogue and Directors Academy. As a result of her leadership, the Center has become a recognized voice in defining and educating global organizations in today’s leading governance practices.
For the past three years, Patricia has been a Board member of the 1,500 employees and 370 physician Shore Medical Center, a member of Shore Memorial Health Systems. She chairs the Nominating & Governance Committee of the health system and the Accountability Committee of the medical center. During this time, the Board has been active in maintaining the system as one of the few successful community-based healthcare providers in the country.
During her earlier career, Patricia advanced through a series of positions at the financial services firm PNC Financial Corp. This culminated with her role as Group Vice President for the company’s retail and private banking group. She then applied her business acumen to the nonprofit sector, holding executive positions at prominent institutions such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Patricia holds an MS in History and Art History from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Bryn Mawr College. She also completed the NACD Director Education program. She received the Power Award from the Professional Women’s Business Network – Philadelphia Chapter for professional accomplishment, community involvement and commitment to helping women advance in their career. Patricia has also published articles in key Board publications such as Ethical Boardroom and the widely-distributed Pennsylvania Conference for Women newsletter.
- Clinical Professor
- Director of General Business Studies
- General Business
Areas of Expertise
- Business Education
- General Business
- strategy implementation
- Technology Commercialization
- Technology Entrepreneurship
- Executive Director, Corporate Relations
- Executive Education
Anna Koulas is the Executive Director of Corporate Relations at the Drexel LeBow College of Business. With over seventeen years work experience in higher education, she has extensive knowledge of corporate learning as well as expertise in admissions and graduate enrollment. She has been interviewed and cited in the Philadelphia Business Journal, Main Line News and Smart CEO magazine, among others. She earned her dual degree BS and BA in international area studies as well as her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in marketing from Drexel University.
Koulas has wide-ranging higher education knowledge and expertise. Before joining LeBow in 2011, Koulas served as the Director of Enrollment Management for both the University of New York in Prague, Czech Republic, as the well as New York College in Athens, Greece, where she oversaw undergraduate, graduate and corporate programs. Prior to her work in Europe she worked for Drexel University and served as the Director of Graduate Admissions for LeBow.
- Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs
- Graduate Office
As the assistant dean for graduate programs at Drexel LeBow, Ron oversees graduate admissions, advising and program management and career services. He has extensive experience in holistic enrollment management and non-traditional student advising. He joined Drexel in 2000 in the University’s enrollment management division, where he played a key role in Drexel’s merger with MCP Hahnemann University, the launch of the Earle Mack School of Law School, and Drexel’s expansion to Sacramento, Calif. He holds a B.A. in psychology from LaSalle University and an MBA in management from Eastern University.
- Executive Director, Institute for Strategic Leadership
- Dean's Office
Before joining LeBow College in August 2013, Young served as vice president for external affairs at the National Constitution Center and as a special assistant to President George W. Bush and acting director of USA Freedom Corps. Prior to joining the Bush administration she was vice president of the Public Forum Institute and was a staff member on the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee. She holds degrees from George Washington University and Grove City College, and studied at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.