Welcome From The Dean

Greetings from your College of Nursing!

Words cannot express how excited I am to be back at Marquette. For those of you who don’t know, my career at Marquette began in 1988. I held various roles in the College of Nursing for 21 years, which included everything from research assistant to associate dean. It has been an absolute pleasure reconnecting with former colleagues, meeting new ones and getting acquainted with our current student body.

I’d like to take a moment to thank Dr. Donna McCarthy and Dr. Kerry Kosmoski-Goepfert for graciously leading the college during the most recent transition period. I would also like to express my deep gratitude to our faculty and staff in the college who have taken on additional roles and responsibilities. I am continually amazed by their commitment to serving our students and Marquette University.

It’s been exciting to see and learn all of the positive changes Marquette has undergone in the time I was away. It’s also been wonderful to learn what we’ve accomplished as a college. From new programs and partnerships, to the ways in which our college supports the community, I want to keep this momentum going. 

As our college continues to grow, the emphasis on innovation and thinking differently is at the forefront in all we do. I look forward to working with university leadership to discover ways in which the college can expand our academic programs while enhancing our national reputation in research, teaching, and professional practice. 

I have a deep passion for the power of nursing to Be The Difference every day in the lives of vulnerable humans seeking care. I am deeply honored to serve as the dean of this incredible college where we prepare outstanding students to become Marquette nurses that make a difference in their communities!  I look forward to meeting many of you in the future. If our paths cross, please introduce yourself and share your Marquette story.


Janet Krejci

Dr. Janet Krejci
Dean of the College of Nursing
Marquette University



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