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Constantine Papadakis, born in Athens in 1946, served as president of Drexel University from 1995 to 2009. During his thirteen-year tenure, the school experienced a sustained period of success and growth, constructing new buildings, acquiring schools of medicine, nursing, and public health, and starting its own law school. It also established an online degree program. Papadakis earned a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and a doctorate from the University of Michigan.