Graceland University Leadership Team

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Patricia H. Draves, PhD, has presided over Graceland University as President since 2017. Alongside her highly qualified executive council, Graceland’s leadership has shepherded the university through a tumultuous period in history. As Graceland looks to the future, these leaders are helping shape the university to be nimble while still honoring its rich history.

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Patricia H. Draves, PhD

A native of Rhode Island, Dr. Draves earned a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Mount Holyoke College and a PhD in Biophysical Chemistry from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in 1991. She then completed a post-doctoral fellowship at University of Texas at Austin where she began her interest in studying chemotherapy drugs.

Graceland University Executive Council
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Graceland Board of Trustees

Graceland University is overseen by an active Board of Trustees made of alumni and professionals whose love of Graceland is exhibited in their service to the institution.