STUFF for Drake Staff

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Reaching Out to Drake Staff

Welcome to the second edition of STUFF for Drake Staff! For many of you, this may be the first time you are seeing it or hearing about it.

We apologize for this; we discovered after sending it out in July that there are some issues with the staff listserv. Many people are classified as both staff and faculty, with the faculty designation trumping the staff one.

Unfortunately, it is a complicated fix, so we have sought alternatives until the situation can be resolved. The important part is reaching you and increasing communication, however we can!

Highlighted here are a few of the “hot topics” affecting staff, as well as opportunities for you to get involved or give your input. 

Please let us know what news, topics, and events you would like to see here in future issues!  Fill out the survey!

Administrative Program Review Updates

See the newsletter above for details.

To find the Task Force's Minutes, click on the Strategic Plan area of blueView, then click Administrative Program Review.  The most recent minutes will be at the top of the Resources section. 

Upcoming Events

Here’s what’s coming up:

  • Upcoming ASC Executive Committee meetings: 4th Tuesday of every month, starting Tuesday, October 28th from 9-10 in Old Main 208
  • ASC Events: Tailgating on Friday, October 24th from 11-1 at Helmick Commons
  • Thanksgiving Luncheon: Coat, hat, mittens collection; November date TBD
  • HR Holiday Breakfast: Thursday, December 4th from 7:30-9 am at Pomerantz Stage

Tailgating & United Way

Join us at the Homecoming Tailgate event on Friday, October 24th from 11-1 at Helmick Commons.

You'll get to mingle with members of the football team, play some lawn games, and enjoy a bite to eat.  Additionally, there will be an opportunity to "kick-off" your support for the United Way/Iowa Shares giving campaign.

Called to be True Blue Nominations

Keep the Called to be True Blue nominations coming!  Do you know someone or an office that practices excellence, learning, integrity, citizenship, and/or fiscal responsibility?  Nominate them to be recognized! 

The most recent Sapphire Awards was May 7 and honored Carla McCrea as the overall Called to be True Blue winner.

For details and past recipients, see ASC Recognition page.

Meet the ASC Executive Committee

The All Staff Council Executive Committee is made up of the chairs and co-chairs of the four committees, Governance, Communications, Special Events, and Recognition, plus one at-large member.

The Executive Committee meets once a month to share updates from each committee as well as addressing any issues brought before it, particularly as related to staff representation with Drake’s governing bodies. Recent issues have included updates regarding the Presidential Search, Drake Right Step, and the Administrative Program Review.

For the 2014-2015 school year, the elected Executive Committee members as well as the most recent meeting minutes can be found on the ASC website.

New Staff-August

Please welcome the following new staff to Drake!



Bryan Thomas

Academic Services/ Student Success

Alexandria Budd

Arts & Sciences

Matthew Haynie


Jonathan Purvis


Jordan Grindeland


Ellen Schiltz


Caitlin Hooge


Stacey Water


Cole Steffes

Environmental Health & Safety

Teresa Krejci

Finance & Administration

Nalina Thandayuthanpany

Head Start

Heidi Weiss

I Have a Dream Foundation

Heather Isaacson

I Have a Dream Foundation

Carmalee Woods

Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Joshua Wells

Public Safety

Heidi Acton

Residence Life

Maria Rohach

Study Abroad/ Service Learning

Did You Know...?

Drake Athletics offers employee discounts to events! All Drake Faculty and Staff receive single game ticket discounts for Football, Women’s Basketball, and Men’s Basketball as well as 50% off season tickets.

Additionally, you can receive up to four complimentary tickets for the following events:

  • Men’s Soccer—Tuesday, Oct. 7 vs. Creighton, 7 pm at Cownie Soccer Complex
  • Volleyball—Saturday, Nov. 1 vs. Missouri State, 7 pm at Knapp Center

Contact Ryan Harris with any questions!

Questions, Suggestions & Feedback

We want to hear from you:
Fill out the survey!

The goals of All Staff Council include strengthening communication and providing a vehicle for communication of interests, concerns and issues that impact staff. Let us know via the survey or email how we can help you and what information you would like to see featured here!