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Governor Ray Day Ice Cream Social

Governor Robert D. Ray, the 11th President of Drake University and 38th Governor of Iowa, left a legacy that positively impacts people around the world. Best known for his humanitarian efforts and transformation of state government, Governor Ray’s commitment to character development, civility, and ethical leadership lives on through the work of The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University.

Monday, September 26, 2022, is Governor Robert D. Ray Day in Iowa. Here are a few ways you can celebrate Governor Ray Day on September 26: 

  • Stop by the Ray Promenade (east of Collier-Scripps Hall) between 2:30-4:00 pm to pick up some ice cream.
  • Join the 20-minute storytelling tour on the commissioned art and historical political comics displayed at The Ray Center. The tour will begin at 3:30 pm in the lower level of Collier-Scripps Hall.
  • Attend the Iowa PBS premiere of Governors of Iowa: Robert D. Ray at 7:00 pm at Sheslow Auditorium. RSVP online today.

To learn more about Governor Robert D. Ray’s life and legacy, click here.  

Monday, September 26 at 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Ray Promenade

Event Type

Ceremonies/Dedications, Special Events, Social


Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, Law Students, Graduate Students



Robert D. & Billie Ray Center


Contact Name

Megan Wesselink

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