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Earl F. "Marty" Martin

President, Drake University



Year Graduated: 



Hartford, KY

Current City: 

Des Moines, IA

Current Employer: 

President, Drake University

Top played song on your playlist?: 

Narc by Interpol

Where has your CI degree taken you?: 

To law school; the U.S. Air Force JAG Corp (all over US and Europe); advanced degree at Yale; teaching at U. of IL and Texas Wesleyan University; leadership roles at Gonzaga University and Drake University.

What is your favorite thing about your job?: 

The variety and opportunity to deal with many different individuals and entities who are invested in the future of Drake University.

What¹s the most valuable thing you learned in CI?: 

How to be intentional about the way I communicate.

What advice would you give to current CI students?: 

Always keep yourself open to new opportunities and challenges.

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