Future Milwaukee to Join the College of Professional Studies|
at Marquette University
Marquette University's College of Professional Studies will
be the new home for Future Milwaukee, a greater Milwaukee
non-profit organization that develops and supports diverse
In its nearly 30 year history, Future Milwaukee has trained
and helped to place over 1,500 community leaders who are active
in non-profit, government, school-based and faith-based leadership
positions. Marquette's College of Professional Studies,
established in 1994 is dedicated to meeting the unique educational
needs of adult learners throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.
The College of Professional Studies and Future Milwaukee
share a common vision to be recognized as the primary source
for developing and engaging leaders in the transformation
of the greater Milwaukee community.
Future Milwaukee chose Marquette as its new home after an
active search to identify an organization that could serve
as a long-term, strategic partner in fulfilling its mission
of developing community leaders. “Marquette University's
emphasis on service leadership was a primary factor in our
choosing a partner with a strong mission fit,” according to
Marge Combe, former Future Milwaukee board president.
"The mission of the College of Professional Studies
is to support and empower diverse, reflective
ethical leaders to create positive change in greater Milwaukee
through effective civic engagement. Future Milwaukee's
long-standing commitment to a similar goal made this the perfect
match,” said Bob Deahl, dean of the College of Professional
Studies at Marquette.
The College will offer the Future Milwaukee eight-month community
leadership program starting this fall and will retain Future
Milwaukee's long tradition of understanding and resolving
community issues while preserving its commitment to the development
of leadership skills and appreciation of diversity.
A long-term plan has been developed by Future Milwaukee and
Marquette to ensure the program's future success. The
program will include training in all areas such as leadership
competency development, understanding community issues, accompanied
by practical experience implementing community solutions and
dealing with diverse points of view. Participants will
also receive continuing education credit from Marquette.
Alumni of Future Milwaukee will be actively engaged in recruiting
future leaders for the program, mentoring class participants
and seeking scholarship funds to ensure that class participants
reflect the economic and ethnic diversity of the community.
The first class of Future Milwaukee through Marquette's College
of Professional Studies will begin in September 2005.
Interested participant should call 414-288-7118.
Office of Public Affairs Contacts
Brigid O'Brien Miller
Director of University Communication
Phone: (414) 288-7445
Sr. Media Relations Specialist
Phone: (414) 288-0286