July 18, 2008
At Drake, Leadership by Example Is Effective
When David E. Maxwell arrived as Drake University's president nine years ago, the institution faced budget cuts, salaries had been frozen, and morale was low.
"There was a real leadership crisis here," recalls Arthur Sanders, a professor of politics who will lead the Faculty Senate in September.
In just under a decade at Drake, Mr. Maxwell has helped put the institution back on track. The university has seen record enrollments, a balanced budget, and salaries that are now