Marketing & Communications

General Contact

Drake University Marketing & Communications
1229 25th St.
Des Moines, IA 50311-4505

phone: 515-271-2169
1-800-44-DRAKE, x2169

fax: 515-271-3789

Executive Director

Debra Lukehart
Executive Director, Marketing and Communications
Phone: 515-271-2017


phone: 515-271-2169

Office Manager

Brenda Kay Rodriguez
Office Manager
phone: 515-271-2169

Licensing & Merchandise

Shelly Mootz
Senior Designer
phone: 515-271-1913

phone: 515-271-3779

Social Media

Public Relations

Jarad Bernstein
Director of Public Relations and Media Management
phone: 515-271-3119
cell: 515-650-3877

Aaron Jaco
Digital Media Specialist
phone: 515-271-2179

Theresa Sherwood
Public Relations Specialist
phone: 515-271-1834

Editorial & Client Relations

Beth Wilson
Editorial Director
phone: 515-271-4719

Tim Schmitt
phone: 515-271-3273

Jill Brimeyer
Senior Writer
phone: 515-271-3188

Alyssa Cashman
Digital Media Writer Editor
phone: 515-271-4501


Kristin Dunn
Creative Director
phone: 515-271-3299

Shelly Mootz
Senior Designer
phone: 515-271-1913

Emma Akerly
Graphic Designer
phone: 515-271-3247

Abbie Hansen
Project Manager
phone: 515-271-1899

Micki Nelson
Production Manager
phone: 515-271-2833

Web Communications

Jeremy Sievers
Director, Web Communications
phone: 515-271-2795

Carl Olsen
Web Developer
phone: 515-271-2986

Danny Akright
Digital Media Publisher
phone: 515-271-3779


University News
September 12, 2014
Gereon Kopf, associate professor of religion at Luther College, will deliver a lecture titled “When Expression is Expressed, Non-Expression is Not-Expressed: A Zen Buddhist Approach to Talking About the Ineffable” as part of The Comparison Project’s fall 2014 programming.