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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

2013 Distinguished Alumni Day

Posted on Friday, June 10th, 2016

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences hosted its 2013 Distinguished Alumni Day on April 11. 

The purpose of the day is to keep alumni engaged with the college and to provide CSBS students the opportunity to interact with graduates who have earned success in the social and behavioral sciences.

CSBS is proud to announce the 2013 Distinguished Alumni.

john cacciatore

John Cacciatore ‘84 Political Science

Cacciatore serves as Senior Vice President for PolicyWorks, an advocacy, strategy, and consultancy firm, where he provides strategic counsel for clients in the areas of public affairs, government affairs, and grassroots advocacy.

Cacciatore has spent the last 25 years as a leader in public policy and political campaigns. He has developed and implemented public policy and provided strategic counsel to policymakers in both state and federal government.  Cacciatore has also served as the Director of the State of Iowa’s Federal Relations Office in Washington, D.C.; Chief of Staff, Policy Director, and Campaign Manager for former Gov. Tom Vilsack; Finance Director for the Iowa Democratic Party; and door-to-door canvass manager for Senator Tom Harkin’s first campaign for the U.S. Senate.

jerry glazier

Jerry Glazier ‘77 Psychology

Glazier has worked in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors and has been a partner in multiple business ventures.

During his 25-year telecommunications career at Sprint, Embarq and CenturyLink, Glazier worked with some of the most exciting collaborations between the public and private sectors—most noticeably as the chief architect of Sprint’s nationally recognized welfare to work program “Reaching Out, Reaching Up”.  Prior to his telecommunications career, he gained valuable leadership/operations experience and expertise in the areas of management consulting, retail management, and leadership development.

Glazier continues to support local and national organizations that benefit community involvement.

bill hood

Bill Hood ‘62 Social Science

Hood began secondary teaching after  graduating from Iowa State Teachers College.  He moved to higher education when he was hired as the first black teacher at Mount Mercy College. During his 15 years there, he went from Assistant Professor of Social Work to Vice President of Student Affairs. 

During his career he also worked with the Jane Boyd Community House.  While there he established the Harambee House, which provides an outreach of community services, including programs for African-American middle-school youth, to the Wellington Heights area of Cedar Rapids.

Now retired, Hood is active in the community as director of Christian education at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church and serves on Linn County’s general assistance advisory committee.

larry mckibben

Larry McKibben ‘70 Political Science

McKibben is a partner at the law firm Moore, McKibben, Goodman & Lorenz in Marshalltown, Iowa.  In addition to his law practice, he served in the Iowa Senate from 1997 until he retired in 2008.  At the time of his retirement he served as minority leader and served on several committees in the Iowa Senate.  McKibben is also very active in the community, serving on the Marshalltown Chamber of Commerce, Marshalltown Rotary Club, Marshalltown Community School District Foundation, and many other organizations.

He received his B.A. (1970) from the University of Northern Iowa and his J.D. (1972) from the University of Iowa College of Law. He was admitted to the Iowa bar in 1973.