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Corporate Relations

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Make valuable investments in the workforce. Connect with local, national, and international leaders. Gain additional resources. Contribute to the community.

These are just a few of the benefits public and private organizations can achieve through a relationship with Drake University. Now more than ever before Drake is uniquely positioned to combine forces with the region’s private and public sectors to better serve our community—today and tomorrow.

Shannon Cofield, senior counsel for strategic partnerships, is leading the charge for increased engagement and strengthening corporate relations at Drake. She draws on a wealth of experience and professional connections, including those developed from eight years as president of the United Way of Central Iowa.

Ms. Cofield’s experiences as spokesperson, fundraiser, and advocate are among those that will benefit her in this new role at Drake University. She has an impressive track record of collaborative relationships with Greater Des Moines’ business and political leadership, social service agencies, and non-governmental organizations. 

You may contact Ms. Cofield at 515-271-2949 or

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