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Veronica McLaughlin

Veronica McLaughlin

Assistant Director, Admission

Recruiting in: IN & Areas of IL.

(Illinois Areas: Northshore suburbs of Chicago, Western & Southern suburbs of Chicago, Rockford, Northwest Illinois and/or zip codes beginning with 600 [Northshore Only], 601 [West of I-355], 604 [South of I-294], 605 [West of I-355] 610, & 611.)

Email: veronica.mclaughlin@drake.edu

Phone: 515-271-4051

Educational Background: B.A., University of South Carolina

Hometown: Toledo, OH

Three interesting things about Veronica:

  • I have lived in eight different states from Carolina to California and several in between.
  • If I could see every inch of our world with my own eyes I would. So far, I’ve been fortunate to walk the Earth in 17 different countries.
  • My family is my heartbeat and my anchor. I have a wonderful husband and two amazing daughters, both in high school.

Why do you love Drake?

It is the best of both worlds! Students get the smaller, close-knit community feel within the University, yet still experience the opportunities and advantages of being in a large, capital city.


What is your favorite thing to do in Des Moines?

It is consistently recognized as one of the top cities in the nation for young, working professionals. With its thriving economy, contemporary arts and food scene, active lifestyle atmosphere, and low cost of living, it is the PERFECT place for Drake students to get connected and begin their careers!