Drake Presidents, their Tenure Dates, Birth Places and Birth Dates

* Dr. George Thomas Carpenter
Born: March 4, 1834 in Nelson County, Kentucky
President: 1881-1882
Chancellor: 1882-1893

* Dr. Barton O. Aylesworth
Born: September 5, 1860 in Athens, Menard County, Illinois
Acting Chancellor: 1894-1897

*Dr. William Bayard Craig
Born: December 7, 1846 in St. John, New Brunswick
Chancellor: 1897-1902

*Dr. Hill McClelland Bell (Drake Graduate)
Born: June 19, 1860 in Licking County, Ohio
Vice Chancellor: 1902-1903
President 1903-1918
President Emeritus: 1918-1927

Dr. Arthur Holmes
Born: May 5, 1872 in Cincinnati, Ohio
President: 1918-1923

Dr. Daniel Walter Morehouse (Drake Graduate)
Born: February 22, 1876 in Mankato, Minnesota
Acting President: 1922-1923
President: 1923-1941

Dr. Henry Gadd Harmon
Born: June 14, 1901 in St. Paul, Minnesota
President: 1941-1964

*Dr. Paul Frederick Sharp
Born: January 19, 1918 in Kirksville, Missouri
President: 1966-1971

Dr. Wilbur C. Miller
Born: August 26, 1923 in Des Moines, Iowa
President: 1972-1985

Dr. Michael Ferrari
President: 1985-1998

*Dr. Robert D. Ray
President: 1998-1998

Dr. David Maxwell
Born: December 2, 1944 in New York, New York
President: 1998-Present

Earl F. Martin
Born: December 16, 1961 in Lexington, Kentucky
President-Elect: July 2015


* Honorary Doctorates

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May 20, 2015
Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration held its Graduate Student of the Year awards ceremony at West End Architectural Salvage on May 7, 2015. The college recognized four graduate students and one faculty member at the event.
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