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Community Engagement Task Force 2.0


Faculty and Staff Engagement

Promotion/tenure, faculty-staff training and development, executive/senior leadership development (related to community engagement), BOT development, research/scholarship, staff promotion, incentives, diveristy and inclusion

  • Gary Meyer, Senior Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs
  • Lynn Mellantine, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources


  • Bill Lobb, Dean, Dental School
  • Janet Krejci, Dean, Nursing School
  • Jeanne Hossenlopp, VP, Research and Innovation


Student Engagement

Experiential learning, clinical placements, internships, service learning, student research, student service, federal work study, diversity and inclusion

  • Mary Janz, Executive Director, Residence Life
  • Christopher Simenz, Clinical Professor, Practicum Coordinator for Exercise Science


  • Xavier Cole, Vice President, Student Affairs



Mission responsiveness, community voice, diversity and inclusion, pursuit of social justice

  • Kathy Coffey-Guenther, Associate VP, Mission and Ministry
  • Theresa Tobin, Associate Dean, Graduate School


  • Kent Beausoleil, Special Assistant to Faculty and Student Affairs Vice Presidents
  • William Welburn, Executive Directory, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Kimo Ah Yun, Dean, College of Communication



Impacts of this work on students, faculty, staff, alumni, community, economics

  • Carie Hertzberg, Director, MU Burke Scholarship Program
  • Jen Reid, Director, Student Affairs, Communications


  • Rana Altenburg, Vice President, Public Affairs


Partnership Management & Cultivation

Database, contracts, MOU's, college liaisons, liaisons with ohter internal teams/offices/departments. [Marquette parenters with entities such as non-profit, foundations, government, residents/community members, businesses]

  • Anne Deahl, Associate Vice Provost, Academic Support Programs and Retention
  • Kimberly Bohat, Director, Service Learning Program


  • Dan Bergen, Executive Director, Office of Community Engagement


Profile and Membership

Carnegie classification, awards, marketing, sponsorships, memberships (local, state, national, global), philanthropy/development/funding

  • Kathleen Waterbury, Director of Brand Marketing, Office of Marketing & Communication
  • Jaclyn Ness, Managing Director of Development, Corporate, and Foundation Relations, University Advancement


  • Brian Dorrington, Assistant Vice President, Advancement Communication


Group gathering at the NWSP logo unveiling


Driven to realize Marquette’s Catholic, Jesuit mission, students, faculty and staff strive to play an increasingly vital role in our city and our world, working with our partners to tackle pressing challenges and build hope where it’s needed most.

Established in early 2016, the university’s Office of Community Engagement serves as the central clearinghouse for community engagement activities, with a focus on bidirectional, community-based research partnerships.

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Daniel J. Bergen, Ph.D.
(414) 288-3033
Executive Director
Office of Community Engagement