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 Communication, 1975
Managing Director at BRANDspeak LLC, Chicago, IL 

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
Medical Director of Clinical Trials at Unity Point Health, Des Moines, IA 

David Johnson 
Speech Communication, 1984
Vice President, Corporate Development at Meredith Corporation, Des Moines, IA 

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

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

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

Cary Mogerman
Politics, 1982
Partner (Family Law Attorney) and Co-Owner,
Zerman Mogerman LLC, St. Louis Metro, MO

Joseph Piearson
Public Relations, 2008
Friends of Drake Arts Chair

Cherie Richardson
Speech Communication, 1986
Fundraiser, Marketing Communications Executive,
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 

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

Student Members:

Ben Lambrecht
A&S Student Senator

Daniel Scheetz

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

A&S Events
November 2, 2014
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
November 3, 2014
03:30 PM - 05:30 PM
November 6, 2014
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
A&S News
October 29, 2014
The Drake University Board of Trustees recently approved new degree programs in mathematics, science, education, technology, and health sciences while taking initial steps to further enhance the University’s programming through $65 million in new construction and renovation.