Drake University Parents Board: Your Representatives!


As a parent of a Drake student, you are a member of the Drake University Parents Association--and the Parents Association Board members are your representatives and resources! Staffed and supported by the Drake Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, the Parents Board serves in an advisory capacity to Drake administrators and faculty, and in an advocacy role for all Drake parents.

The Drake Parents Board also engages in a variety of activities that benefit Drake students and parents, including Parents and Family Weekend events, student bus trips to and from the Chicagoland and Twin Cities areas over academic breaks, and the Parents Handbook.

Here are your Parents Board members for 2012-2013. Are you interested in serving on the Drake Parents Board? Contact us at parents@drake.edu.


Scott & Kathy Schultz
Cedar Rapids, Iowa



Kim & Steve Acheson
New Berlin, Wisconsin

Paul & Jean Ann Bailey
Liberty, Missouri

Greg & Camille Brodek
Hampden, Maine

Bonietha (Bonnie) Collins
Oak Park, Illinois

Dean & Toni Copoulos
Brookfield, Wisconsin

Steve & Karen Courtright
Evanston, Illinois

Todd & Susan Dublin
Kirksville, Missouri

Derrick & La' Shawn Hill
Chicago, Illinois

Roger & Julie Lanning
Creston, Iowa

Barry & Lisa Lipin
Skokie, Illinois

Nathalie Mackie
Clayton, Missouri

Doug & Susan Mieth
Chrystal Lake, Illinois

Curtis Peterson
Decorah, Iowa

Terry (T.J.) & Deborah (Deb) Ruskell
Burnsville, Minnesota

Jeffrey (Jeff) & Lynnette Shawd
Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Derrell & Bernadette Turner
Woodbury, Minnesota

JC & Marci Van Ginkel
Atlantic, Iowa

Steve & Crystal Wenzel
Ottowa, Illinois

University News
April 15, 2014
Drake University’s Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship (PFGCGC) will host a discussion on the Keystone XL Pipeline initiative in collaboration with the Iowa Energy Forum. General James Jones, a former national security advisor, will discuss the benefits of the pipeline initiative.