2019 - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, in its accreditation report for the Tippie College of Business, writes that the Frank Center is “at the forefront” of where all B-Schools should be, and it continues to evolve and generate excitement.

2018 - The One Button Studio opens at the Frank Center (room C350).

2018 – The Frank Center moves into its new home in the remodeled Tippie Biz Hub. The third-floor location in the Pappajohn Business Building allows students to seamlessly integrate study time and space with consulting sessions.

2016 - 2017 – Communication Consultants at the Frank Center provide 3,000 appointments. 80% of Tippie students utilize the Center for help with writing, speaking, and visual design.

2016 – The Frank Center offers tutoring and workshops for MBA students.

2014 – PhD Writing Program begins, led by Frank Center Director Pam Bourjaily.

2010 - 2011 – Communication Consultants at the Center provide 2,200 appointments. 40% of Tippie students utilize the Center for writing help.

2007 - The Frank Center formally establishes a college-wide undergraduate communication curriculum, Business Communication and Protocol.

2005Judith and Harris Frank, parents of Undergraduate Program Dean Nancy Hauserman, generously give a sizeable donation to expand the Center’s services to all Tippie students.

2002 – Peer tutoring begins. Undergraduate Tippie students are invited to serve as tutors (now called Communication Consultants).

2000 – Five Masters of Teaching in English students serve as tutors to Tippie students, under the direction of Jessica Renaud.

About Judith R. Frank

Judith R. Frank long believed in the value of education and the importance of helping students develop their communication skills. Because of this belief, she and her husband, Harris Frank, made a significant gift to support Tippie's Communication Center enabling it to expand its programming.

"It had become apparent to Judy and me that there are bright students who are entering the workplace with strong technical skills but without the ability to express themselves adequately. We felt that supporting these initiatives in the Tippie College's business communications center would enhance what is already an outstanding undergraduate business program." – Harris Frank