Search process for Arts and Sciences dean

A search committee was named to identify the next dean of the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. The committee, which comprises faculty, staff, students and trustees, is chaired by Dr. Rosemary Stuart, professor of biological sciences.

See who is on the search committee.



  • Isaacson, Miller will use Opportunity and Challenge Profile to recruit candidates


  • Search committee will review candidates
  • Feedback from search committee will calibrate Isaacson, Miller’s recruiting strategy
  • Search committee will review candidate pool and identify semi-finalists


  • Search committee will interview semi-finalists off-campus
  • Search committee will recommend finalists to the provost and President Lovell

EARLY 2020

  • Finalists will visit campus and interact with a select group of faculty (including some members of the University Academic Senate), students, staff and other members of the Marquette community
  • Participants in finalist visits will be encouraged to complete online feedback form
  • Search committee will discuss campus feedback and provide evaluations of each finalist to the provost
  • Due diligence, including references and background checks, will be conducted
  • Provost will make offer to a finalist


MAY 2019

  • Isaacson, Miller and search committee utilized feedback from listening sessions and online submissions to develop Opportunity and Challenge Profile
  • Search committee discussed the Opportunity and Challenge Profile

APRIL 2019

  • Search committee met with Jessica Franken, associate general counsel; Lynn Mellantine, assistant vice president for human resources; William Welburn, vice president for inclusive excellence; Fred Zagone, S.J., acting vice president for mission and ministry; regarding best practices for hiring focused on diversity and inclusion, hiring for mission, and legal do’s and don’ts. 
  • Search committee meeting to discuss feedback from the college and from the larger campus community, and how that feedback will influence the Opportunity and Challenge Profile
  • Search committee and Isaacson, Miller conduct listening sessions with following groups:
    • Faculty (two sessions)
    • President’s Advisory Team
    • Associate deans/direct reports to the dean
    • Department chairs/ROTC commanders/center directors
    • Staff in the college
    • Academic deans
    • Members of the Marquette Jesuit Community
    • College Leadership Council (alumni leaders)
  • Search committee holds first meeting, Acting Provost Ah Yun gives charge to committee
  • Search committee announced

MARCH 2019

  • Dr. Rosemary Stuart accepts Acting Provost Kimo Ah Yun's invitation to chair the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences dean search committee
  • Marquette hires Isaacson, Miller as executive search firm
  • Acting Provost Ah Yun determines search will be closed, meaning names of finalists will not be made public
  • Using Suggested Dean Search Protocol, college faculty vote to select members of search committee
  • Acting Provost Ah Yun invites additional individuals (a dean, a trustee, and staff) to serve on search committee