Jay Rappaport

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Jason Rappaport
Assistant Dean of Information Technology and Facilities
URBN Center, 244
Phone: 215-895-1680

Jason Rappaport is currently the Assistant Dean of Information Technology and Facilities within the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University.  

After graduation from Drexel University in 2005 with a Masters in Information systems, Jay started his career within the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design as a facility manager. As a facility manager he worked within the IT department and provided support services to faculty, staff, and students. 

In the middle 2006 Jay left the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design to work for the New Jersey Schools Development Authority (NJSDA) as a business analyst.  Working closely with subject matter experts and developers, Jay designed/ created an all inclusive web based information system to track the land acquisition and development process that transcended the entire organization; the system is still in use today.  

Jay then returned to the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design in the middle of 2008. He is responsible for managing the computer operations for the entire college, including: bulk computer purchase price negotiation/ acquisition/ deployment and redistribution of previous equipment; overseeing support services to ensure timely response of quality resolution; managing web development team resources; server resource optimization; full time employee hiring and training.  

Currently Jay is working towards a MBA at Lebow College of Business, of Drexel University; he is simply thrilled to be back in school.

Drexel University College of Information Science and Technology. M.S. Information Systems
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. B.A. Information Technology and Informatics

Drexel Leaders 2020 Certificate Program
Supervisor Certificate Program
Six Sigma Green Belt Certified Professional
Microsoft Certified Professional

Publications and Press (Chronological order): 

Staff (2015, January). Drexel University, Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design – URBN Annex Building

Jaamante. (2014, November 3rd). Westphal College at Drexel Deploys Dell KACE Systems Management Appliance.

Meyer, L. (2014, October 27). Westphal College at Drexel Deploys Appliance to Secure and Maintain Computers.

Staff (2014, October 24). Dell Kace Higher Educational Institutions Embrace BYOD and Lower Security Risk through Endpoint Systems management Best Practices.

Hazlett, G. & Rappaport, J. (2014, September 9). University IT team sees one full-time headcount.

Grass, S., Noll, S. & Rappaport, J. (2014, August 12). Drexel Leaders 2020 success stories video. 

Rappaport, J., Sprenger, J. & Warren, T. (2014, August 12). Nexsan NST Hybrid Storage Appliance Provides Large university with Reliable, Efficient, Scalable Storage. 

Matt Erickson (2014, March 11). How to be a great Boss: Drexel HR Program Provides a Road Map. Retrieved from 

Megan O’Neil (2013, August 27). Old Cellphones, once Bound for Landfills, Now Bring College’s Money. Retrieved from;co=f000000009816s-1158206718 

Conor MacDowell (2013, July 8). Case Study: Drexel University. Retrieved from 

Jason Rappaport (2013, May 24). Twitter Bootstrap for Kace Service Desk. Retrieved from 

Blackney, K & Regli, W. (2012). Drexel Cyber Infrastructure: Bridging Campuses to Enable Discovery and Creative Endeavors. Unpublished. 

Weil, Z. (2009, December 15). Spreading Holiday Cheer. Retrieved from