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The Indispensable Grinnellian

Joe Rosenfield and Grinnell's Trajectory from Salvation to Excellence

Joe Rosenfield ’25 served 59 years as a Trustee of Grinnell College from November 1941 until his death in June 2000. During the first two decades, he led Grinnell’s struggle for survival; by the time of death, the College was well on its way to a $2 billion endowment. Both the College’s survival and today’s financial base for excellence largely are due to Joe. George Drake will share stories from Mentor, his biography of Joe Rosenfield.

Discussion Date: August 10, 11 a.m. CT
Faculty Member: George Drake

Meet Professor Emeritus George Drake 

George A. Drake first came to Grinnell as an undergraduate in the class of 1956. After a sojourn at the University of Chicago to receive his Ph.D., Mr. Drake began his career as a historian and dean at Colorado College. He returned to Grinnell in 1979 as President, serving in that capacity until 1991. During his presidential tenure, he taught British history several times. From 1991-93, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Lesotho, teaching English in a Catholic mission school. Since his return to Grinnell, he has pursued his interests in British and Southern African history.

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