Welcome To Drake
• More than 75 percent of Drake students graduate within six years—much faster than those in public universities— and more than 90 percent of each year’s graduates are employed or accepted to a graduate program within six months of gradua- tion. • Learning and experience. Nearly 75 percent of Drake students will have at least one internship during their un- dergraduate careers – giving Drake graduates a huge advantage when entering the world of work.
Welcome To Drake University Drake University is a national, coeducational, independent and private university University1881. The University is comprised of six collegesand Drake founded in offers a unique blend of the liberal arts and schools that offer more thanin an educational environment focused professional preparation 70 majors. The College of Arts and Sciences offers numerous undergraduate learning. its four divisionsand staff are completely on personalized majors in Drake faculty and supports the programs of the other colleges and schools. The College of Business totally committed to helpingofstudents--on anofindividual and and Public Administration, School Education, School Journalism basis--to learn and prepare extensive undergraduate professional Mass Communication supportfor personal fulfillment, and graduate success, and The College of Pharmacy and programming. service to their community.Health Sciences, School of Education, and Law School provide professional doctorates. combinaFew institutions can equal or surpass Drake's unique More than 3,000 full-time undergraduate students from 45 states and 56 countries attend Drake University. Total enrollment with part-time, law � Ranked among the top two universities in reputation for eduand graduate students is more than 5,600. The University's student/faccational quality ers a high-quality, personalized experience with ample ulty ratio of 15:1 offand one of the top seven "best values" among opportunity for personal interaction. Nearly by DrakeNews and(92 per142 Midwestern Master's universities all U.S. graduates World cent in 2008) find career employment or enter graduate school within six Report. months after receiving their degrees. Nearly 80 percent of Drake students graduate having had one or more internships. Drake ranked fifth in the overall rankings of 141 Midwest universities that provide a fullenvironment. Alumni will tell you their Drake experi� A family range of undergraduate and master's programs, and maintainedhas No. 2a lasting in reputation for academic quality�(peer assessence its had position impact throughout their lives that Drake ment). them become who they wanted to be. helped tion of advantages. � Learning and experience. Nearly 75 percent of Drake students willbenefits of a safe and friendly "small town" campus Drake combines the have at least one internship during their unwith the advantages of � giving Drake graduates a huge advantage dergraduate careers a capital city. The Des Moines metro area, with a population of more than 500,000, offers a variety of easily accessible culwhen entering the world of work. tural, entertainment and career-building experiences. Community � The capital city 75 Iowa and a center forstudents graduate within six More than of percent of Drake insurance, government, publishyears--much faster than those is public universities-- ing, business and more, Des Moines in a great place to land internships or start more than 90 modern art or classic architecture, experience metroand a career, enjoy percent of each year's graduates are employed politan amenitiesa graduate program within six months of graduaor accepted to or explore scenic bicycle trails. The city's diverse offerings include the antiques shops and one-of-a-kind boutiques of historic Valley Junction; downtown's lively East Village and Athletics, districts; a zoo, science center and art museum; and the in Court Avenue club sports and intramurals play a pivotal roleanshaping the Drake experience. is ranked among the top fine teams nual Des Moines Arts Festival, which Both men's and women'sarts festivals in the country. compete in the Missouri Valley Conference at the Division I level tion. � Students learn from professors, not teaching assistants. More than 90 percent ofof Drakefaculty hold the highest degrees Approximately 98 percent Drake full-time undergraduate students rein their field aid, work one-on-one and need-based assistance. Drake ceive financial andincluding both merit- �as teachers, mentors, guides awards more than 5,000 scholarships each yearhelpmore than $65 million and friends �with their students to and them achieve their in financial assistance is provided to Drake undergraduate students potential. For the ninth consecutive year, Drake University is listed in the "Great Schools, Great Prices" category for Midwest master's universities in the annual college rankings published by U.S.News & World Report magazine. in basketball, soccer, golf, cross country, track and field, volleyBut don't just take ball and tennis. our word for it. In its July 2008 issue, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine named Des Moines one of the top ten best cities Drake football (Pioneer play. in the country to live, work andFootball League) and women's crew are Division I non-scholarship sports. Drake's 12th President Drake's 12th President David Maxwell David Maxwell David Maxwell, Ph.D., UniversiDavid Maxwell, Ph.D., has been president of Drake who has ty since May of 1999. He wasbeen president National Foreign director of the of Drake UniLanguage Center in Washington, D.C., from May of 1999, after versity since 1993 to 1999, has serving as president of Whitman College from 1989 to 1993. Dr. extensive experience in faculty Maxwell was at Tufts University from 1971 to 1989 as a higher education, institutional strategic member in Russian language and literature, and served as dean of undergraduate studies for eight years. curriculum planning planning, Born in New York City, Dr. Maxwell earned his bachelor's deand international education. gree in Russian area studies from Grinnell College in 1966. He An degrees in Slavic languages received his master's and doctorateactive and widely published scholar and literatures from Brown University. on Russian literature, Dr. At Brown, Dr. Maxwell was a Brown University Fellow and Maxwell was director of the Nasubsequently a National Defense Education Act Fellow. He was tional Foreign Language Center a Fulbright Fellow in Moscow, USSR, in 1970-71, and at Tufts rein for distinguished teaching and ceived the Lillian Leibner AwardWashington, D.C., from 1993 to 1999, after Tufts he also twice received the Senior Class Citation advising. Atserving as president of Whitman College from 1989 for 1993. He was aService. memberthe Brown of undergraduate to Distinguished faculty In 1991 and dean University Graduate SchoolTufts University prior to joininghim the Distinguished studies at of Arts and Sciences awarded Whitman. Alumnus Citation. Dr. Maxwell earned his bachelor's degree in Russian area studies from Grinnell College in 1966. He received his master's and doctorate degrees in Slavic languages and literatures from Brown University. President Maxwell serves on the Community Board of the President Bank, Iowa/Nebraskathe Community Board of the Wells Fargo Maxwell serves on and is a member of the GreatWells Fargo Bank, Iowa/Nebraska and is member of the Greater er Des Moines Committee. He a past member of the board of Des Moines Committee. He is is a pastmember of the board of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, past president of the Des Moines Higher Education Collaborative, past chair of the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and of the Missouri Valley Conference. Nationally, Dr. Maxwell is a member Missouri Valley Conference. Nationally, Dr. Maxwell is Education of the Executive Committee of the Business/Higher a member of the the Board of Trustees of the Council on Economic DeForum,Executive Committee of the Business/Higher Education velopment and the editorial board of Council on Economicis an Forum, the Board of Trustees of the Peer Review. He also Deeducation associateeditorial board of Peer Review. He also is an velopment and the of the Conference Board. education associate of the Conference Board. w w w. G o D r a k e B u l l d o g s . c o m Athletic Administration Athletic Administration Athletic Director community. I was attracted to Drake because of its commitment to academics and the true integration of the student-athletes the best in the country and I enjoy working dias well as the desire for continued excellence rectly with them." coaches and administrain athletics. Drake's Hatfield Clubb is the third the country and I tors are among the best in woman to serve as athletic directordirectly with them." Conferenjoy working in the Missouri Valley ence. Hatfield Clubb is the third women athHatfield Clubb is one of 25 woman to letic directors at the 334 schools playing NCAA serve as athletic director in the Missouri ValDivision I basketball and the first in Iowa.of 25 ley Conference. Hatfield Clubb is one She is active in the National Association of women athletic directors at the 334 schools Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators, playing NCAA Division I basketball and the which strives to enhance college athletics and first in Iowa. to She is active in the leadershipAssociation promote the growth, National and success Collegiate Women Athletics Adminisof women as athletics administrators, profestrators, which strives student-athletes. sional staff, coaches and to enhance college athletics and to promote and triathlete, HatAn avid swimmer, cyclist the growth, leadership and success of women as athletics field Clubb grew up in Bethesda, Md., and her administrators, Clubb, is a native coaches husband, Jeffrey professional staff,of Sigourand student-athletes. ney, Iowa. They are the parents of two children - aShe is a member of the NCAA Men's Basson, Tristan, eight, and a daughter, Skyelar, ketball Issues Committee and the WBCA five. Committee on Basketball Issues. Hatfield Clubb earned a bachelor's degree in Hatfield Clubb also serves on the Meals business administration and a master's defrom the Heartland Board of Directors. gree in education from the University of TexasEl An avid swimmer, cyclist and triathlete, Paso. Upon graduation, she was assistant Hatfield Clubb grew up in and Lee Univeraquatics coach at Washington Bethesda, Md., and her August 1989 through July 1990. sity from husband, Jeffrey Clubb, is a native of She joined ArizonaThey are 1990parents of Sigourney, Iowa. State in the as a mantwo children - a son, Tristan, assistant to the agement intern and became and a daughter, Skyelar. director of athletics in 1992. She was promotHatfield Clubb earned a bachelor's degree ed to assistant director of athletics for student in business administration and a master's and administrative services in 1996 and in this degree in education from the University of position she created a life skills program for Texas-El Paso. Upon graduation, she was asstudent-athletes that has at Washington and sistant aquatics coach been recognized nationally as a Program of Excellence. through Lee University from August 1989 In 1998 July 1990.Hatfield Clubb was named associate directorjoined Arizonastudent in 1990 as a She of athletics for State and academic services at Arizona State. Since 2002assistant management intern and became she was ASU's senior associate director of athletics was to the director of athletics in 1992. She and served as the senior woman administrator to promoted to assistant director of athletics the Pacific-10and administrative NCAA. in for student Conference and the services In and in this at Arizona created a eld 1996 her 16 yearsposition she State, Hatfilife Clubbprogram for student-athletes that has skills had a broad range of experience in all aspects of athletics administration, from dibeen recognized nationally as a Program of rect oversight and administration of intercolExcellence. legiate programs, compliance named associIn 1998 Hatfield Clubb was and academic support, management, for studentand budate director of athletics personnel and acaget, to services at Arizona State. Since 2002 demic fundraising and community relations. She has been ASU's senior associate director she had extensive experience in representing not only ASU athletics, butthe senior woman of athletics and served as also the university as a whole, to alumni, supporters,Conference administrator to the Pacific-10 the Greater and the NCAA. Phoenix community, and to national organizaIn and corporations. tions her 16 years at Arizona State, Hatfield Clubb has had a broad range of experience in all aspects of athletics administration, from direct oversight and administration of intercollegiate programs, compliance and academic support, management, personnel and budget, to fundraising and community relations. She has had extensive experience in representing not only ASU athletics, but also the university as a whole, to alumni, supporters, the Greater Phoenix community, and to national organizations and corporations. Sandy Hatfield Clubb Mike Cigelman Associate A.D. Associate A.D. Jean Berger Dennis Francois Associate A.D. Associate A.D. Mike Cigelman Sandy Hatfield Clubb Athletic Director Since Sandy Hatfield Clubb has taken over as athletic director, Drake athletics has gained stature and prominence in the community and recognition nationwide. Since Sandy Hatfield Clubb has taken Quickly and emphatically Hatfi athletics over as athletic director, Drakeeld Clubb has changed the landscape of Drake athlethas gained stature and prominence in the ics, both figuratively and literally. A new era community and recognition nationwide. in Drake athletics began May Hatfield Clubb Quickly and emphatically 30, 2006, when Hatfield Clubb was named the Drake athlethas changed the landscape of school's 16th athletic director. ics, both figuratively and literally. The appointment of athletics Clubb, May A new era in Drake Hatfield began who was2006, when Hatfield directorwasathletics 30, the senior associate Clubb of named and school's 16th athletic director. at Arizona the senior women's administrator State, concluded a national searchClubb, who The appointment of Hatfield that included more than 40associate directorposition. was the senior applicants for the of athletics"Sandy senior women's the perfect person and Hatfield Clubb is administrator at to build State, concluded a national search Arizona on the wonderful progress of Drake that included more than 40 Blank's tenure," Athletics achieved during Dave applicants for the Drake President David Maxwell. "She has saidposition. "Sandy reputation for is great success in a national Hatfield Clubbherthe perfect person to of athletics administration progress all facetsbuild on the wonderful at a major of Drake Athletics achieved during Dave Division I institution and, at the same time, she Blank's tenure," said of and passion David has an understandingDrake President for the Maxwell. "She has a national reputation for distinctive role of athletics at Drake University. her great success in all facets ofof experience "Sandy's focus is on the quality athletics administration at a major on the I institution for student-athletes andDivisionvalue of recand, at the same time, she has the entire reation and wellness programs for an understanding of and committed the distinctive community. She ispassion for to excellence in role academics and athletics, and has been bothof athletics at Drake University. "Sandy's focus is on innovative programs the architect of highly the quality of experience for student-athletes and on the value that integrate the two. Sandy also has had sigof cant experience in working with coaches to nifirecreation and wellness programs for the entire community. She committed to exbuild highly competitiveisprograms. With her cellence in both academics and considerexperience, expertise, passion and athletics, and interpersonal skills, Sandy will be a great able has been the architect of highly innovative programs that integrate the two. Sandy leader for Drake Athletics and a wonderful amalso has had significant experience in workbassador for the University as a whole." ing with coaches to build highly competi"It is a great tive programs. honor herbe a member experWith to experience, of the Drake University considerable interpersonal tise, passion and family," Hatfield Clubb said. "President Maxwell'savision leader for Drake skills, Sandy will be great for excellence is well-articulated throughout the campus comAthletics and a wonderful ambassador for munity. I was attracted to Drake because of its the University as a whole." commitment to academics and the true inte"It is a great honor to be a member of the gration of the student-athletes as Clubb said. Drake University family," Hatfield well as the desire for continued excellence in athletics. "President Maxwell's vision for excellence Drake's coaches and throughout the campus is well-articulated administrators are among Heather Weems Mark Kostek Associate A.D. Associate A.D. Mark Combs Leah Kostek Assistant A.D. Business Manager Jim Noyce Major Gift Officer Jacki Embry Director of Ticket Operations Jacki Embry Director of Ticket Brett Saddoris Operations Marketing Director Brian Gabel Marketing Director Jim Shimon Development Director Kevin Zihlman Compliance Director Rick Rungaitis Drake Sports Network Shan Shanna Fountain nna Director of Athletic Academic Services Kevin Zihlman Compliance Director w w w. G o D r a k e B u l l d o g s . c o m First-Class Facilities Every athletic program at Drake benefits from first-class facilities. The Facilities that benefit all student-athletes at Drake continue to improve to where they are considered at the top of the Missouri Valley Conference. Drake's intercollegiate athletic teams have several complexes available, including the Drake Knapp Center, Tennis Center, Drake Fieldhouse, Drake Stadium featuring the Jim Duncan Track, Bell Center, Ron Buel Softball Field and the Cownie Soccer Complex. The Drake softball team is in its 12th year utilizing the Jacobson Complex, which was completed in the summer of 1996. The complex, which includes throwing venues for the javelin, discus and hammer throws during track and field meets, was made possible thanks to a $150,000 gift from Richard O. Jacobson. The Drake Knapp Center, a $12.5 million sports and recreation center, was completed in October of 1992. This facility is the "Home of the Bulldogs" for men's and women's basketball, volleyball and other selected sporting events. The arena seats 7,152. Recreational facilities for Drake students included in the Drake Knapp Center are five universal courts for basketball and volleyball, four racquetball/handball courts, a threelane, 200-meter jogging track, a 5,800 square-foot weight training area and team locker rooms. The Drake Tennis Center features six indoor and six outdoor tennis courts. Athletic team lockers, meeting rooms and the tennis coaches offices are located here as well. It has been the site of both the Missouri Valley Conference men's and women's tennis championships. Next to the tennis complex is a practice field for the Drake men's and women's soccer teams. The practice field consists of 125x75 yards of natural grass. The Cownie Soccer Complex, located on the south side of Des Moines, has hosted several national tournaments and was the site of the 2004 MVC Women's Soccer Tournament. The Bell Center is Drake's recreation and athletic facility. It includes a 25-meter, six lane indoor pool, a weight training room, a gym with three basketball or six volleyball courts, a wellness center, and equipment room, administrative offices, men's and women's locker rooms, a student lounge area and offices. Drake Stadium not only serves as the home of the Bulldog football team, but also the Drake Relays, known as "America's Athletic Classic" - one of the most popular track and field venues in the world. The stadium is the focal point of the Drake campus each April when it hosts the Drake Relays - the premier sporting event in Iowa which attracts world-class athletes, including many gold medalists. The stadium underwent a $15 million renovation in the fall of 2005 and hosted the 2007 NCAA Midwest Regional Track and Field Championships and the 2008 Division I NCAA Track and Field Championships. Stadium improvements included a new Mondo surface track, a state of the art artificial grass field by FieldTurf for football and soccer, Musco Lighting for night events, a new scoreboard and throwing venues for the javelin, discus and hammer throw on a field north of the stadium. Drake Stadium was built in 1925 in a building project that also furnished the 4,000 seat Drake Fieldhouse. The Fieldhouse includes an indoor track, a tartan court area, as well as equipment and locker rooms and coaches offices. DRAKE KNAPP CENTER COWNIE SOCCER COMPLEX DRAKE KNAPP CENTER DRAKE STADIUM BUEL FIELD w w w. G o D r a k e B u l l d o g s . c o m CHAMPS Life Skills rake University is proud to be participating in the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program (Challenging Athletes Minds for Personal Success) launched by the NCAA Foundation and the Division I-A Athletic Director's Association in 1994. Today, CHAMPS/ Life Skills continues to grow on campuses across the country through the leadership of the NCAA Education Outreach staff. This all-encompassing program wraps itself around the individual during his/her collegiate career and serves as a link between the student-athlete and the campus-wide opportunities they often have difficulty accessing. The goal of the program is to afford each student-athlete the opportunity to discover and develop his/her strengths, values, goals and vision as an individual, focusing on the well being of the whole person, not just the student or the athlete. The CHAMPS/Life Skills Program consists of five commitments: academic excellence, personal development, community service, career development, and athletic excellence. Shanna Fountain, director of athletic academic services, is in her second year serving as coordinator of Drake's CHAMPS/Life Skills Program. D Members of the Drake women's basketball team participated in the Drake campus Street Painting, a campus tradition held prior to every Drake Relays. ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE � � � � Academic orientation Individual academic counseling Mid-semester progress reports Study skills training PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT � � � � � Goal setting Time management Stress management Communication skills Student-athlete advisory committee CAREER DEVELOPMENT � � � Interview training Career fair Resume preparation COMMUNITY SERVICE Drake athletic teams, like the men's soccer team pictured here, annually conduct youth clinics in central Iowa. � � � � MAD DOGS MVC Just Read! Program Team pen pal program Mentoring youth w w w. G o D r a k e B u l l d o g s . c o m Athletic & Strength Training The Drake athletic weight room is one of the best in the Missouri Valley Conference as the 5,700 square foot facility boasts a 41-yard Astroturf training area specifically for speed, agility and plyometric training. In addition, 11 new multi-use power stations allow student-athletes to train using the latest techniques. rake student-athletes train in the Knapp Center weight room, located just steps from the basketball court. The 5,700 square foot weight room has 11 multi-use power stations, nine platforms for explosive Olympic-style weightlifting and a 41-yard long cushioned, turf training surface used for stretching, agility and plyometric training. Each athlete participates in a sport-specific program designed to prevent injuries and improve athletic performance on the court. Each training session is led by a certified strength and conditioning coach to insure proper technique, tempo and intensity. Strength and conditioning coaches Mike Burch, Tyler Fisher and Josh Edwards monitor progress through extensive strength and speed testing and adjust workouts based on each athlete's needs. Every athlete trains both in-season and off-season to prepare for competition. KEYS TO SUCCESS � Educate each athlete on correct training techniques, proper athletic nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. � Design sport and position specific training programs which will decrease injury and improve athletic performance. � Provide a facility, equipment and environment that will promote consistent and intense training. D Drake athletes receive the best of care in both the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries. The Drake athletics program offers its student-athletes a highly professional medical staff consisting of four full-time certified trainers, who are supplemented by highly respected graduate and undergraduate students. The Drake University Sports Medicine Program seeks to provide the finest education, medical care and physical rehabilitation possible for its student-athletes. Head trainer Scott Kerr, along with fulltime assistants Angie Dahl, Frank Neu and Gary Williamson work with Drake's graduate and undergraduate student trainers to provide athletic training services for all of Drake's varsity athletic teams. The facilities designated for sports medicine offer the athletes a multitude of equipment for care and rehabilitation. When injuries do occur, however, Drake's expert athletic training staff draws on proven methods and modes of treatment, care and rehabilitation to help ensure that Drake student-athletes have a full and rapid recovery. Among the many other services being performed through the Drake training program are dietary counseling and studentathlete alcohol and drug education. Drake University's sports medicine staff continues to implement new techniques and ideas to offer the best possible medical attention to its athletes. w w w. G o D r a k e B u l l d o g s . c o m