Drew Riley

Drew Riley

Assistant Vice President & Director of Admission
Position Type
- Present

Hometown: North Canton, OH

Undergraduate major: English and Philosophy

Hobbies/activities: In my free time, I love to hike, backpack, and paddleboard. I am also a longtime science fiction reader, a mediocre amateur cook, and I try to see my favorite bands in concert as often as possible.

Fun fact: In the summer of 2016, I swam in a hot river in Iceland at 2 a.m., and the sun was still out.

Something I love about Denison: Denison is an ambitious, cutting-edge institution that places immense value on personal relationships—I think that combination is what makes this place great.

Advice to prospective students: The college search process isn’t all about exploring universities—it’s about understanding yourself and being honest with yourself about your strengths, abilities, ambitions, and where you will thrive. That self-assessment is also a part of your college education. If some of the answers you arrive at surprise you, then your college education has already begun.

B.A. (Carroll College), M.F.A. (Fairleigh-Dickinson University)
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