Dr. Daniel J. Myers has been the provost of Marquette University since July of 2015. He is the university’s second-ranking officer and chief academic officer, responsible for all aspects of the academic mission of the university, as well as the Division of Student Affairs, all enrollment management and financial aid functions, institutional research, diversity and inclusion, and community engagement.
Since Myers took office, the university has seen substantial growth in innovative interdisciplinary academic programs, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and a completely revised undergraduate core curriculum. Graduate and undergraduate enrollments have accelerated, and minority students are enrolling at Marquette in record numbers. Diversity and inclusion efforts have been of particular emphasis under Myers and include a campuswide climate study and action plan; a new LGBTQ+ Resource Center; the creation of faculty/staff affinity groups; development of a Race and Ethnic Studies program and a faculty cluster hire supporting it; and an institution-wide effort to become a “Hispanic Serving Institute.”
Myers earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s in higher education and student affairs from Ohio State University before completing a master’s and doctorate in sociology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Prior to coming to Marquette, Myers served as the vice president and associate provost for faculty affairs at the University of Notre Dame where he held several administrative and faculty roles.