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Jo Arbuckle

Associate Director of Admission


Phone: 515-271-2306

Territory: Transfer students from some Iowa schools, as well as Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky,  Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming

Educational Background: B.A., University of Northern Iowa; M.S., Iowa State University

Professional Associations & Notable AchievementsIowa Association for College Admission Counseling - former Board Member and Program Committee Co-Chair, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Iowa Community College Student Services, Iowa Student Personnel Association

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? Listening to a variety of music, golfing, spending time with family and friends, and cheering on the Bulldogs!

What do you think makes Drake special? Students often tell us one of the reasons they choose to attend Drake is the people. It's also one of the best reasons to be a member of the campus community and on staff in Admission working with students. It's very rewarding to be part of an important academic and personal decision in students' lives and to then watch as they take full advantage of what Drake offers in and out of the classroom -- being cast in a role for a theatre production while still deciding on a major; being a member of student government; becoming a peer mentor who helps other new students; being an athlete who is also president of a volunteer organization; or being a marketing major who sings in the Drake Choir.  The Drake experience is what you make it!