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Ian Sladen

Vice President of Cooperative Education and Career Development, Drexel University

Ian Sladen is Drexel University’s Vice President of Cooperative Education and Career Development, overseeing the Steinbright Career Development Center. As one of the region’s premiere providers of talent, Drexel’s cooperative education program assists over 5500 students with obtaining six-month work experiences at over 1500 companies annually.  

Prior to this role, Ian was the associate dean and one of the founders of Drexel’s Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship. As Associate Dean, Ian assisted in curriculum development for the School’s BA and MS degrees in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and helped the Close School achieve top #25 national ranking by the Princeton Review/Entrepreneur within five years of its founding. 

For a decade, Ian served as the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs for Drexel’s Bennett S. LeBow College of Business and was responsible for all undergraduate student support services including academic advising, career services, recruitment, co-curricular engagement and freshmen business studies. Ian helped LeBow’s undergraduate program achieve top 50 national ranking from BusinessWeek. He began his career working in admissions for Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, MA before moving to Drexel’s admissions office in 1999. 

Ian’s holds a BA in Psychology from Stonehill College in Easton, MA and an MS in Applied Educational Psychology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.