Welcome To Drake University
Drake University is a national, coeducational, independent and private university founded in 1881. The University is comprised of six colleges and schools that offer more than 70 majors. The College of Arts and Sciences offers numerous undergraduate majors in its four divisions and supports the programs of the other colleges and schools. The College of Business and Public Administration, School of Education, School of Journalism and Mass Communication support extensive undergraduate and graduate programming. The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, School of Education, and Law School provide professional doctorates. More than 3,000 full-time undergraduate students from 45 states and 56 countries attend Drake University. Total enrollment with part-time, law and graduate students is more than 5,600. The University’s student/faculty ratio of 15:1 offers a high-quality, personalized experience with ample opportunity for personal interaction. Nearly all Drake graduates (92 percent in 2008) find career employment or enter graduate school within six months after receiving their degrees. Nearly 80 percent of Drake students graduate having had one or more internships. Approximately 98 percent of Drake full-time undergraduate students receive financial aid, including both merit- and need-based assistance. Drake awards more than 5,000 scholarships each year and more than $65 million in financial assistance is provided to Drake undergraduate students. For the ninth consecutive year, Drake University is listed in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category for Midwest master’s uni-
Drake's 12th President David Maxwell David Maxwell, Ph.D., who has been president of Drake University since May of 1999, has extensive experience in higher education, institutional strategic planning, curriculum planning and international education. An active and widely published scholar on Russian literature, Dr. Maxwell was director of the National Foreign Language Center in Washington, D.C., from 1993 to 1999, after serving as president of Whitman College from 1989 to 1993. He was a faculty member and dean of undergraduate studies at Tufts University prior to joining Whitman. Dr. Maxwell earned his bachelor’s degree in Russian area studies from Grinnell College in 1966. He received his mas-
versities in the annual college rankings published by U.S.News & World Report magazine. Drake ranked fifth in the overall rankings of 141 Midwest universities that provide a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs, and maintained its No. 2 position in reputation for academic quality (peer assessment). Community Drake combines the benefits of a safe and friendly “small town” campus with the advantages of a capital city. The Des Moines metro area, with a population of more than 500,000, offers a variety of easily accessible cultural, entertainment and careerbuilding experiences. The capital city of Iowa and a center for insurance, government, publishing, business and more, Des Moines is a great place to land internships or start a career, enjoy modern art or classic architecture, experience metropolitan amenities 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 Court Avenue districts; a zoo, science center and art museum; and the annual Des Moines Arts Festival, which is ranked among the top fine arts festivals in the country. But don’t just take our word for it. In its July 2008 issue, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine named Des Moines one of the top ten best cities in the country to live, work and play.
ter’s and doctorate degrees in Slavic languages and literatures from Brown University. President Maxwell serves on the Community Board of the Wells Fargo Bank, Iowa/Nebraska and is a member of the Greater Des Moines Committee. He is a past member 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 Missouri Valley Conference. Nationally, Dr. Maxwell is a member of the Executive Committee of the Business/Higher Education Forum, the Board of Trustees of the Council on Economic Development and the editorial board of Peer Review. He also is an education associate of the Conference Board.
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. Quickly and emphatically, Hatfield Clubb has changed the landscape of Drake athletics, both figuratively and literally. A new era in Drake athletics began May 30, 2006, when Hatfield Clubb was named the school’s 16th athletic director. The appointment of Hatfield Clubb, who was the senior associate director of athletics and senior women’s administrator at Arizona State, concluded a national search that included more than 40 applicants for the position. “Sandy Hatfield Clubb is the perfect person to build on the wonderful progress of Drake Athletics achieved during Dave Blank’s tenure,” said Drake President David Maxwell. “She has a national reputation for her great success in all facets of athletics administration at a major Division I institution and, at the same time, she has an understanding of and passion for the distinctive role of athletics at Drake University. “Sandy’s focus is on the quality of experience for student-athletes and on the value of recreation and wellness programs for the entire community. She is committed to excellence in both academics and athletics, and has been the architect of highly innovative programs that integrate the two. Sandy also has had significant experience in working with coaches to build highly competitive programs. With her experience, expertise, passion and considerable interpersonal skills, Sandy is a great leader for Drake Athletics and a wonderful ambassador for the University as a whole.” “It is a great honor to be a member of the Drake University family,” Hatfield Clubb said. “President Maxwell’s vision for excellence is well-articulated through-
out the campus community. I was attracted to Drake because of its commitment to academics and the true integration of the student-athletes as well as the desire for continued excellence in athletics. Drake’s coaches and administrators are among the best in the country and I enjoy working directly with them.” Hatfield Clubb is the third woman to serve as athletic director in the Missouri Valley Conference. Hatfield Clubb is one of 25 women athletic directors at the 334 schools playing NCAA Division I basketball and the first in Iowa. She is active in the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators, which strives to enhance college athletics and to promote the growth, leadership and success of women as athletics administrators, professional staff, coaches and student-athletes. She is a member of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Issues Committee and the WBCA Committee on Basketball Issues. Hatfield Clubb also serves on the Meals from the Heartland Board of Directors. An avid swimmer, cyclist and triathlete, Hatfield Clubb grew up in Bethesda, Md., and her husband, Jeffrey Clubb, is a native of Sigourney, Iowa. They are the parents of two children - a son, Tristan, and a daughter, Skyelar. Hatfield Clubb earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in education from the University of Texas-El Paso. Upon graduation, she was assistant aquatics coach at Washington and Lee University from August 1989 through July 1990. She joined Arizona State in 1990 as a management intern and became assistant to the director of athletics in 1992. She was promoted to assistant director of athletics for student and administrative services in 1996 and in this position she created a life skills program for studentathletes that has been recognized nationally as a Program of Excellence. In 1998 Hatfield Clubb was named associate director of athletics for student and academic services at Arizona State. She was promoted to ASU’s senior associate director of athletics in 2002 and served as the senior woman administrator to the Pacific-10 Conference and the NCAA. In her 16 years at Arizona State, Hatfield Clubb 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 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.
Mike Cigelman Associate A.D.
Dennis Francois Associate A.D.
Heather Weems Associate A.D.
Mark Kostek Assistant A.D.
Jacki Embry Director of Ticket Operations
Shanna Fountain Director of Athletic Academic Services
Brian Gabel Director of Marketing
Jim Noyce Sernior Advisor to A.D./ Major Gift Officer
Rick Rungaitis G.M. of Drake Sports Network
Kevin Zihlman Compliance Director