ALAN WAXENBERG, (1956 B.A.), Retired Executive Vice President and Publisher, Good Housekeeping. A native of Davenport, Iowa, Alan has long been a loyal and ardent supporter of The University of Iowa. He is a life member of the UI Alumni Association; he has assisted with and sponsored university events in New York; and he has served as a member of the Career Information Network. He is a member of the UI Foundation’s Presidents Club and served on the national campaign committee for the Iowa Endowment 2000 campaign. Alan’s UI philanthropy includes establishing the Alan Waxenberg Scholarship Fund in Journalism. He also chaired the UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication campaign that was responsible for raising more than $6 million that contributed to the building of the Philip D. Adler Journalism Building in 2005.
Alan’s career in publishing includes stints with Look magazine, Peterson Publishing Company, and Hearst Publishing Company. In 1992, the UI honored him with the Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honorary accolade awarded by the UI Alumni Association. He resides in Scarsdale, New York, with his wife, Suzanne. They are the proud grandparents of three beautiful granddaughters.