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Center for Professional Studies

In today’s rapidly changing world, opportunities abound, as do challenges. Drake's Center for Professional Studies can partner with you to provide professional learning experiences to enhance creativity, boost productivity, and influence overall organizational effectiveness.

The Center for Professional Studies is specially positioned to deliver a variety of highly effective learning programs for business, public, and nonprofit organizations. Our team works with you to identify areas for improvement and develop programs of study, then brings in Drake’s top faculty to share their expertise in a professional setting. Programs can be conducted on or off campus.

We can help you meet your enterprise goals through our:

Whether your needs touch a few employees, the whole enterprise, or you the individual, we welcome the opportunity to partner with you to reach your goals.

For more information, please contact the Director of Center for Professional Studies, Lance Noe, 515-271-2008,

July 17, 2015
Sammons Enterprises, Inc., parent company of Des Moines-based Sammons Financial Group, has donated $1 million to Drake University for the Sammons Endowed Professorship in Actuarial Science, a program that supports a new or existing professor of actuarial science and will be used to retain or attract outstanding faculty members.