National Advisory Council

The National Advisory Council (NAC) for the College of Arts and Sciences provides a way to engage alumni across the globe and broaden communication among the College, its alumni, and other friends.

The NAC meets twice each year, and provides counsel to the College regarding objectives, strategies, goals, problems, and opportunities; develops recommendations on the priority needs of the College as requested by the Dean; and assists with the recruitment of students and alumni and development efforts.

Current members:

Michael Gould, Chair
Politics, 1988
Manager of Insurance Development & Project Manager of Business Development
Iowa Economic Development Authority, Des Moines, IA

Patricia Rizzoli Aguglia
Speech Communications, 1975
Associate Director, Leadership Development,
University of Chicago Booth School of Business 

James Holsapple
Physics, 1980
Chief, Department of Neurosurgery and Professor and Chairman of Neurosurgery,
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 

Todd Janus
Chemistry, Biology, 1977
Neurologist, Physician, Director of Unity Point Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Center, 
Unity Point Health, Des Moines, IA 

Sasha Muir Kamper
Mathematics, 1991
Sr. Securities Analyst—Private Placements,
Principal Global Investors, Des Moines, IA

Pete Lovell
Environmental Science, Biology, 2002
Project Scientist/GIS Specialist,
HR Green, Inc., Des Moines, IA 

Tami Byram Mahl
Political Science, Music 1986
Attorney, Davenport, IA

Cherie Richardson 
Speech Communication, 1986
Senior Associate Director of Development, MEDILL, 
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 

Ann Taylor
Speech Communication, 1980, Law, 1985
Senior Director, Policy & Strategic Advocacy
sanofi-aventis U.S. Inc., Washington D.C. 

Joseph Piearson
Public Relations, 2008
Community Resources Specialist,
Iowa Arts Council, Des Moines, IA
Friends of Drake Arts Chair

Student Members:

Taylor Floyd 
A&S Student Senator

Maura Grace

Fine Arts Student Senator

Drake Staff:

Joe Lenz
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences 

Doug Lampe
Major Gift Officer

Keith Summerville
Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

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