MAXWELL RETIRING: Drake President Stepping Down

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Drake University will soon be looking for a new president.

Wednesday night, David Maxwell announced he will retire at the end of the next school year — in June of 2015.

“Drake University is a remarkable institution, an institution that lives its values and its mission,” said Maxwell. “It’s a place where very special things happen, where students launch themselves on the path to making their dreams come true with the enthusiastic support and guidance of committed faculty and staff. Maddy and I recognize with great appreciation how truly fortunate we have been to be part of this community for the last 15 years.”

Maxwell has led the school, and many fundraising and expansion efforts there since 19-99.