The reception for the exhibition, “The Past Personified: a Presidential History of Drexel,” currently on display in the W.W. Hagerty Library (33rd and Market Streets).
The reception will be on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, from 4 to 6 p.m. on the lower level of Hagerty Library. It is open to all and includes complimentary homemade refreshments.
William S. Gaither (b. 1932) served as the president of Drexel University from May 1984 through his resignation on Oct.
William Walsh Hagerty (1916-1986) served as president of Drexel from September 1, 1963, to his retirement in 1984 -- at nearly 21 years, Drexel's longest presidency. Like his predecessor James Creese, Hagerty also oversaw a long period of expansion for Drexel; most notably, the school’s transformation from an institute of technology into Drexel University in 1970.