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 are:

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 

Tim Alexander
Graphic Design, 1974
Art Director at Meredith Corporation, Des Moines, IA 

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

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

Lisa Lavia Ryan
Broadcast Journalism, 1985
Assistant Vice President/Senior Content Strategist,
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Des Moines, IA 

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

Student Members:

‌Dan Pfeifle
A&S Student Senator

Michael Terrell

Fine Arts Student Senator

Drake Staff:

Joe Lenz
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences 

Doug Lampe
Major Gift Officer

A&S Events
April 17, 2014
08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
April 17, 2014
12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
April 17, 2014
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
A&S News
April 15, 2014
On Wednesday, April 16, Drake University will host a special program for language immersion students from Merrill Middle School to celebrate Pan American Day. The students will participate in Drake Spanish courses in the morning and have the opportunity to celebrate Pan American dance and music at a performance by Drake students in Olmsted Center in the afternoon.