Leadership for Life

To see a great leader in action is something special. At Drake, we know because it happens here every day. True leadership inspires and motivates and brings the best out of everyone. It is applied with a sense of values, ethics and social responsibility that is beyond question.

Our alumni include three governors, the CEO of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group, the CEO of Principal Financial Group, the retired CEO of Walgreens, the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, an Emmy Award-winning actor, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the former Chairman of McDonald’s.

Leadership is a key part of our founding mission. We seek new opportunities to develop leaders and enhance their skills each and every day. Whether it is the alumnus who has led one of the nation’s biggest and best corporations as CEO, the professor leading a conversation about the economy on National Public Radio, the student who won a prestigious leadership award at a national conference or the formation of a new Center for Leadership, we are focused on developing true leaders for the 21st century.

Leaders in Knowledge — in the past several years alone we have added four new endowed professorships (Baum, Turner, Fisher/Stelter and Johnson) and launched the Buchanan Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Leaders in Vision — we recently constructed the new, state-of-the-art Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center.

Leaders in Spirit — each year our Donald V. Adams Leadership Institute provides unparalleled programming and opportunities for more than 300 students.


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