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



Today at Drake
University News
December 2, 2016
Twenty executives from 14 central Iowa companies have graduated from the Executive Education Center at Drake University’s Leading Others program. The intensive 18-month program enhances participants’ ability to lead organizations through times of stability and change.