Skip to Content
Skip to Content
Skip Sub Menu

Link to the Enroll Today section

Lilianna Bernstein

Assistant Director of Admission


Phone: 515-271-2291

TerritoryParts of Chicago and Illinois, including zip codes beginning with 600, 602, 603, 607

Educational Background: B.A. and M.P.A., Drake University

Three interesting things about Lilianna:

  1. My middle name is Happy.
  2. I own a historic house (circa 1900) in the Drake neighborhood and love to work on projects on it.
  3. I met my husband in an airport.

Why do you love Drake? I initially fell in love with the University as a prospective high school student. Back then, I loved Drake because of its size, personal attention, and the beautiful campus; As a Drake student, I continued to love Drake because it offered me so many opportunities, friendships, and experiences. As an alum, I still love Drake for all the same reasons I have in the past, but my perspective now is that I can reflect and say, "Wow, look at much Drake changed my life!"

Favorite thing to do in Des Moines: The downtown Farmer's Market in the Court Avenue District (Saturdays from 7AM-noon; May-October). I grew up in Chicago and found that Des Moines has pretty much everything to do that Chicago has, but the Downtown Farmers Market is truly a uniquely Des Moines experience.

Advice for prospective students: The best way to know if Drake is the right fit for you is to experience a day here! Visit and tour the campus, meet a faculty member, explore Des Moines and talk to current students!


Important Admission Dates

Monday-Friday - Schedule an individual visit to tour Drake

Now - Apply for Fall 2018

Now - Enroll for Fall 2018

August 1 - Apply for Fall 2019

Find Admission on ...