Jay Prescott, appointed to the Board in 2013, is the Vice President for Student Affairs at Grand View University. He was born and raised in Northwest Iowa and has spent the last 25 years in education in the Des Moines area. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education from Westmar College, a Master of Science in Education from Drake University, and his doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Drake University. Jay also attended the Harvard Institute for Educational Management (IEM), Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard Institute for Graduate Education in Cambridge, MA. Jay spent ten years as a high school teacher, guidance counselor and coach in Clarion, Urbandale and West Des Moines. He was also an associate principal at Valley Southwoods High School, West Des Moines for eight years before going to Grand View. Jay has spent the last eight years as the Vice President for Student Affairs at Grand View University. Jay currently resides in Urbandale with his wife Tami and their three children.