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Presidential Search

Milestones

    Spring 2014: Presidential Search Committee selects approximately 8-10 semi-finalists

    Spring 2014: Presidential Search Committee interviews semi-finalists off-campus

    Spring 2014: Presidential Search Committee selects finalists

    Spring 2014: Presidential Search Committee interviews finalists

    Spring 2014: Presidential Search Committee reports to Board of Trustees regarding finalists

    Spring 2014: Presidential Search Committee makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding finalists

    Spring 2014: Board of Trustees elects Marquette's 24th president of Marquette University

    Spring 2014: Board of Trustees announces Marquette's 24th president to the Marquette community

    By Aug. 25, 2014: Marquette's 24th president begins his/her responsibilities

    Expected Sept. 18, 2014: Inauguration of Marquette's 24th president


search committee

  • John 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 M. 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

More search information


John Ferraro

The search for the next president of Marquette University

John F. Ferraro, Bus Ad '77, chair of the Presidential Search Committee and member of the Board of Trustees, discusses the search for Marquette's 24th president, including how the search will include Jesuit and lay candidates, opportunities for the Marquette community to provide feedback about presidential characteristics and qualifications, and why he is excited to lead the Presidential Search Committee.