Curriculum Vitae

Administrative & Leadership Experience:

President, Drake University, 1999 – present

Board of Directors, American Council on Education, 2008-2012

Board of Directors, Association of American Colleges & Universities, 2009 – 2012

Chair, Board of Directors, New American Colleges & Universities (formerly Associated New American Colleges), 2007-2009

President of the Board, Des Moines Higher Education Center, 2000-2006

Director, National Foreign Language Center, 1993-1999

President, Whitman College, 1989-1993

Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Tufts University, 1981-89

Chair, Curriculum Review Project, Tufts University, 1981-86

Member, Liaison Committee of Board of Trustees (Long-Range Planning Committee), Tufts University, 1984-86

Director (Chair), Program in Russian , Tufts University, 1974-81

Founder & Chair, Soviet & East European Area Program, Tufts University, 1974-81

Chair, Experimental College, Tufts University, 1974-76

Consortium Chair & Chair, Policy Committee, Cooperative Russian Language Program at Leningrad State University (administered by 40 North American colleges and universities and the Council on International Educational Exchange [CIEE]), 1986-89

Chair, Steering Committee, Cooperative Russian Language Program at Leningrad State University, 1982-86

Member, Board of Directors, Council on International Educational Exchange, 1988-93; Executive Committee, 1988-92; Vice Chair , 1991-92

Team Leader, Lilly Foundation Workshop on the Liberal Arts, 1983

Chair, Tufts University Campus Coordinating Committee on Diversity, 1986-89

Chair, Tufts University Chapter of Society Organized Against Racism (SOAR; a consortium of New England colleges and universities addressing issues of diversity), 1987-89

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February 24, 2018
Bulldog Brass brings the noise for Drake Basketball, and Vince Kenney is there to lead them. "You’re almost a DJ for the whole event," he says. "You’re calling up the right tune at the right time."