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MARQUETTE The search for Marquette’s 24th president By Lynn Sheka
More than 285 people attended 10 community input sessions held during the first two weeks of November, and more than 850 individuals submitted feedback online.
Photo by Dan Johnson
Presidential Search Committee Members n
As the fall semester comes to a close, the search for Marquette’s 24th president is in full swing, propelled by the goal of having a permanent president in place to start the 2014–15 academic year. In early October, the Board of Trustees formed a Presidential Search Committee — chaired by Board of Trustees Member John F. Ferraro, Bus Ad ’77, that for the first time includes a dean and faculty member (see Committee membership call out box). This presidential search marks a pivotal moment in Marquette’s history: it is the first that will include both Jesuit and layperson candidates following amendment of the university’s bylaws by the Board of Trustees in 2011. Ferraro says the next president, whether Jesuit or layperson, must be wholeheartedly and unequivocally committed to Marquette’s Catholic, Jesuit mission and identity. “Choosing the most qualified and the best person, man or woman, to lead Marquette has got to be at the top of the agenda, and Catholic identity and Jesuit mission has got to be in
the DNA of that person,” Ferraro said in an introductory video posted on the Presidential Search website. To ensure the Marquette community has multiple ways to weigh in on the qualifications and characteristics that the university’s next president should possess, the Search Committee hosted 10 community input sessions during the first two weeks of November and provided an online input form for faculty, staff, students, the Jesuit community, alumni, parents and friends of the university to share their thoughts. Individuals were asked to review the Presidential Profile created during the presiden‑ tial search in spring 2010, and share feedback on whether the qualities and characteristics identified as important then were still relevant or needed to be updated. Notes from each of the community input sessions are posted on the Presidential Search website. The Search Committee is developing a Presidential Position Statement to reflect the
John F. Ferraro, Bus Ad ’77, vice chair of the Board of Trustees, chair of the Presidential Search Committee, global chief operating officer at Ernst & Young Patricia Cervenka, professor of law and director of the Law Library Dr. William Cullinan, PT ’81, dean of the College of Health Sciences Patrick Lawton, Bus Ad ’78, Grad ’80, Trustee, managing director, fixed income capital markets group, Robert W. Baird & Co. Dr. Arnold Mitchem, Grad ’81, Trustee, retired president, Council for Opportunity in Education Rev. Joseph O’Keefe, S.J., Trustee, professor of education at Boston College Dr. Janis Orlowski, Eng ’78, Trustee, senior director, Health Care Affairs, American Association of Medical Colleges Owen Sullivan, Arts ’79, Trustee, retired CEO of Right Management, Jefferson Wells, and president of specialty brands, ManpowerGroup
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CAM PU S H A P P E N I N GS Final Mid-year Commencement will be held Dec. 15
Deadlines for Way Klingler awards approaching
Marquette’s final December graduation ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, at the U.S. Cellular Arena. Speakers will include Interim President Robert A. Wild, S.J., a student speaker and Dr. Donald Neumann, professor of physical therapy in the College of Health Sciences. The Baccalaureate Mass will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at Church of the Gesu.
Up to four full-time, regular, junior faculty will receive Way Klingler Young Scholar Awards for 2014–15. The awards of up to $32,000 fund $2,000 in operating expenses and cover up to 50 percent of salary so the recipients can take a one-semester sabbatical. Award winners are selected by the Committee on Research. The application is due Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Deans have until Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, to nominate full-time associate or full professors for a Way Klingler Fellowship. Two fellowships will be awarded in 2014, one in science and a second in the humanities/social sciences. The science fellow will receive $50,000 annually for three years, and the humanities fellow will receive $20,000 annually for three years. The fellows will be chosen by the Committee on Research. Applications for the 2014–15 Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award, intended to foster the development of effective and sustainable changes and innovations in teaching approaches within specific courses or clusters of courses, are due Monday, Dec. 2. Applications for all Way Klingler Faculty Development Awards are available on the Office of the Provost website.
Annual giving to Marquette tops $47 million in fiscal 2013 Nearly 28,000 benefactors invested $47 million in Marquette during fiscal 2013, according to University Advancement, resulting in 30 new endowed scholarships and support for more than 650 funds. Three gifts of more than $1 million were received, including $8.3 million to fund the new O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism. Annual giving of more than $10 million included a record-high $4 million to the Blue and Gold Fund.
November/December 2013 Marquette Matters