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David Maxwell

David Maxwell is president of Drake University. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation; a member of the executive committee of the Business-Higher Education Forum; and a past member of the Boards of Directors of the American Council on Education and the Association of American Colleges & Universities. In July 2015, he will become a senior fellow of the Association of Governing Boards.

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How liberal arts offer the very ‘workplace skills’ critics demand

The Association of American Colleges and Universities recently released the findings of a Hart Research Associates survey that provides useful data for the ongoing national discussion about whether higher education…

Kevin Kruger president of NASPA, left, and David Maxwell, president of Drake University, right.

Can higher education reinvent our ‘paralyzed and dysfunctional’ democratic process?

Student participation in the political process is on the decline in the U.S. as skepticism for political candidates and processes rises. In the 2012 U.S. presidential election, voter turnout among…