About the Executive Education Center

The Drake University Executive Education Center provides a strategic and consultation-driven extension of your organization’s talent development efforts.

We work closely with individual organizations to customize programs and deliver measureable outcomes for any business, nonprofit, or government entity. Whether you are looking to grow your leaders’ specific skillsets or want to position your organization for success in the global economy, Drake has an executive education program to meet your objectives.

Our signature Leading Others Program builds your leadership capacity and competency, while our Talent Development Series offers intensive, skill-specific development.

Our Team

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Sarah Ramsey, Director

Sarah Ramsey, director of the Drake University Executive Education Center, is a positive, passionate and determined leader with more than 20 years experience rallying the troops and building consensus and commitment so that individuals, teams, and organizations can achieve a common goal. She is known for her ability to interact with a wide-range of individuals, develop meaningful relationships, and leverage resources to create solutions. Sarah's role at the Executive Education Center is rooted in her beliefs that strong leaders build strong organizations and strong organizations build strong communities and that transformational learning experiences are pivotal to the journey.  She holds a masters of Public Policy from UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research, and a BA in Sociology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.


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Stephanie Boat, Project Coordinator

Stephanie Boat, project coordinator for the Executive Education Center at Drake University, has more than 25 years experience in higher education, office management, and administrative coordination and support. She is known as a deeply compassionate, driven, and quality-oriented professional who is continuously mindful, analytic, and composed and productive in high-stress and time-sensitive environments. Currently, she coordinates the Drake University Executive Education Center’s menu of programs, products and services including the roll-out of their highly acclaimed Leading Others program, coordination of participant and coach contact points, administration of their proprietary 360—degree feedback processes and design of their marketing collateral. Stephanie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Upper Iowa University.