Student Inclusion, Involvement & Leadership Professional Staff


2014-2015 Staff photo

Jerry Parker, Ph.D.
Interim Dean of Students
Student Life
(515) 271-2835


2014-2015 Staff Photos

Tony Tyler, M.Ed.
Director, Student Engagement, Equity & Inclusion
Advocating for diversity, equity & inclusion in Student Life
(515) 271-3677


Photos of staff from 2014-2015
Meghan (Blancas) Baeza, M.Ed.
Director of Student Leadership Programs
Donald V. Adams Leadership Institute, Student Senate
(515) 271- 4117



Kerry Jordan, M.A.
Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life
Panhellenic, Interfraternity Council and National Pan-Hellenic Chapters
(515) 271-2078


‌‌2014-2015 Staff Photo

Marina Verlengia, M.B.A., M.S.B.M.
Director of New Student Programs
Orientation & Welcome Weekend Director 
(515) 271-4043


Kodee Wright, M.S.
Coordinator of Student Activities and Organizations
Student Activities Board (SAB)
(515) 271-4078


2014-2015 Staff photo

Gloria Lawless
Office Manager, Student Life Center
(515) 271-3711



University News
January 23, 2017
Drake University sophomore Lauren Oreto is among 20 college students from Iowa and California who were selected for the first class of the new Principal Community Scholars Program.