An Exceptional Working Environment

More than 900 faculty and staff members have chosen Drake as the place to further their careers. The University values our faculty and staff and strives to create an exceptional working environment.

At Drake, we:

  • Provide unlimited access to free transportation through Des Moines Area Regional Transit
  • Offer a Drake Neighborhood Home Incentive Purchase Plan
  • Provide tuition benefits for employees and their eligible dependents to pursue degrees at Drake
  • Encourage work/life balance through competitive vacation, holiday and personal time
  • Promote a healthy lifestyle by providing a free fitness facility on campus, an award-winning wellness program and a smoke-free environment
  • Recognize faculty and staff leaders on campus through awards and distinguished professorships
  • Encourage lifelong learning
  • Support research through internal and external grants as well as through collaborative student engagement
  • Practice shared governance and strategic planning through various representative bodies, including and All Staff Council
University News
April 21, 2014
John Forbes, PH’80, owner and manager of Medicap Pharmacy in Urbandale, was selected to receive the 2014 Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor, the highest honor given by Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS). As part of this honor, he will deliver the 2014 Weaver Medal of Honor Lecture on Wednesday, April 23.