Joseph Jones, a Drake alumnus and former legislative assistant to retired U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, has been hired as executive director of The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement.
Drake will host 25 young African leaders this summer for an intensive six-week Fellowship program focusing on business and entrepreneurship. The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
Drake University will dedicate William S.E. Coleman Studio Theatre in honor of one of the university's most longstanding and beloved theatre professors. Coleman, who passed away last year, taught at Drake for 36 years.