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About the Buchanans

Bill Buchanan, BN’57, and his wife, Jean, established the Buchanan Center in 2009 with a generous $3 million gift. Bill graduated with a degree in actuarial science from Drake and is now chairman of Unified Life Insurance, Co.

The Buchanans are dedicated members of the Drake family. Bill has served on Drake's National Advisory Council for the College of Business and Public Administration and received the University's Alumni Loyalty Award in 2007.  In addition to their support of the Center, they have also contributed to other causes at the University.

CBPA News
February 22, 2018
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has publicly reaffirmed accreditation of Drake University for an additional 10 years.