University Advancement

 Regional Advisory Boards

Regional Advisory Boards (RABs) are one of the many ways that Drake works to meet our alumni where they are today. RABs are made up of alumni that work together to engage other alumni in a community or city through different types of outreach and programming.

Currently Drake has active RABs in Central Iowa, Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C.

Chicago 

 Join the Drake Alumni of Chicago Facebook group to connect with alumni in your area, learn about events in the community, and share your own news!

Karla Baumler, BN'06

Carly Hamilton, ED'13

Ellen Brinn, BN'11

Chris Nowacki, BN'12

Logan Brinn, PH'13, GR'13

Tisleen K. Singh, JO'10, GR'14

*Aaron Brunello, BN'02 

Seejo Valacheril, BN'12

Joel Friend, AS'97

Brady Wolfe, PH'09

Ami Gopalan, PH'03, BN'03

 

 

Denver  

 Join the Drake Alumni of Denver Facebook group to connect with alumni in your area, learn about events in the community, and share your own news!

Mark Fetterhoff, JO'05 Pam Riley, LA'84
*Cait Hicok, AS'10 *Natalie Spellman, BN'11
Geoff Lawton, PH'92   

 

Kansas City  

 Join the Drake Alumni of Kansas City Facebook group to connect with alumni in your area, learn about events in the community, and share your own news!

*Jennifer Bedell, JO'97

Sarah Murray, JO'14

JT Cattle, BN'13

Doug Person, BN'75

Bill Henderson, AS'82

Peggy Person, BN'76, ED'96

*John Kelley, BN'14

Tory Thaemert, JO'05

Katie Minnick, JO'13

Heather VanDyke, AS'95

 

Minneapolis | St. Paul  

 Join the Drake Alumni of Minneapolis-St. Paul Facebook group to connect with alumni in your area, learn about events in the community, and share your own news!

Jerry Allen, AS'69

Jill Johnson, BN'82, BN'83

Kate Allen, AS'06

Amanda Laurent Karaz, JO'13

Kaia Andreen, BN'11

David Karaz, AS'14, BN'14

Ann Anklam, ED'72

Nancy Kays, JO'70

Dan Behrens, PH'11

Jill Larson, AS'09

Martha Capps, JO'78

Maggie Matz, JO'10

Corey Carlson, JO'87

Kathy McNee, FA'68

Rachael Dionne Weir, JO'02

*Michael Riebel, '13

Nick Dodd, BN'14

Shannon Rinehart, BN'04

Alex Farrell, AS'05

Ellen Roos, JO'12

Drew Gesell, LA'77

Alex Shaner, AS'14

Amy Harren, BN'12

Rachael Shaner, AS'14

*Laurel Herold, JO'08

Andrew Shawd, BN'14

Nick Hugunin, BN'82

Jason Thiss, JO'02

Allie Hynan, BN'11

 

 

Phoenix  

 Join the Desert Bulldogs Facebook group to connect with alumni in your area, learn about events in the community, and share your own news!

Andrew Clark, BN'15

Lynda Knowles, BN '93

Billie Drury, BN'09

Becky Kulpa, ED '00

*Anna Ebert, JO'07

Cary Lackey, AS'89

Chad Ellsworth, ED'92

Michael LaFauci, AS'80

David Feiler, BN'03

Donna Laubscher, BN'83

JD Fox, JO'05

Carolyn Olson, GR'02

Mary Gurney, PH'87

Tammy Perkins, LA'81

Tena Hartwig, JO'06

Jeff Seaman, BN '03

Penne Kniery, BN'84

 

 

Anne Wallestad, AS'98

Washington, D.C.  

 Join the Washington D.C. Alumni Facebook group to connect with alumni in your area, learn about events in the community, and share your own news! 

George Debakey, BN'72

Jeffrey Neurauter, AS'94

Paul Doucette, BN'97

Anamarie Rebori, JO'09

Christopher Goode, BN'98

*Leah Shimp Vass, AS'99

Jane Green, AS'07

Kent Stevens, AS'81, LW'84, BN'84

Valerie Greenfeld, AS'85

Ann Taylor, FA'80, LW'85

Richard Harrington, JO'94

Darci Vetter, AS'96

Jill Haug, PH'99, BN'99

 

Bryan Klopack, BN'06

 

* denotes board chair

Click here to download the current Regional Advisory Board Handbook

Interested in becoming more involved with alumni planning in your community?  Contact Amelia Klatt, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, amelia.klatt@drake.edu or (515) 271-3378.