Employee Resource Groups

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion supports several Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that actively engage the campus and Milwaukee-area communities. As envisioned in Marquette’s strategic planning theme, A Culture of Inclusion, the primary objectives of ERGs are to promote a sense of community, build personal and professional networks, enhance employee support and retention, and assist in attracting new employees to Marquette to foster a diverse and inclusive community. Each ERG has a direct link to a liaison on the University Leadership Council. While the ERG model is based on common background or interest, in the spirit of inclusivity, any employee can join any ERG. Students are not eligible to become members of ERGs; however, there may be opportunities for student organizations and ERGs to collaborate on or co-sponsor programming.

Read Marquette's ERG Governing Articles and work plan template.

Below you will find information about our current ERGs. If you have questions about ERGs or have an idea for a new ERG, please contact William Welburn, vice president for inclusive excellence, or Jacki Black, associate director for Hispanic initiatives, at william.welburn@marquette.edu or jacqueline.black@marquette.edu

Hispanic/Latinx Faculty and Staff Association

The Hispanic/Latinx Faculty and Staff Association is dedicated to the advancement and contributions of the Hispanic/Latinx community at Marquette University. We are committed to the Catholic, Jesuit value of inclusiveness and support the success of Hispanic/Latinx students, staff, and faculty. We do this by serving as a campus resource and raising awareness of Hispanic/Latinx issues and needs. We support efforts to enhance and sustain representation of Hispanic/Latinx faculty and staff on decision-making bodies. We promote the richness of the Hispanic/Latinx culture and help strategize ways to increase inclusion and interaction among the different cultures represented by Marquette’s faculty and staff.

For more information, contact:

Yvonna M. Rosa-Collins
Anatomical Laboratory Coordinator, Biomedical Sciences
yvonna.rosa-collins@marquette.edu 
414-288-4617

Yvonne Printz
College Division Counselor, Educational Opportunity Program
yvonne.printz@marquette.edu 
414-288-5335

LGBTQ Employee Resource Group

The LGBTQ Employee Resource Group works to build a supportive and affirming atmosphere for LGBTQ staff and faculty at Marquette University. Our group organizes social and educational events for Marquette faculty and staff, who identify as LGTBQ or as allies.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Christopher Stockdale
Associate Professor, Physics
christopher.stockdale@marquette.edu 
414-288-7069

Patrick Correia-Harker
Admissions Counselor, Office of Undergraduate Admissions
patrick.correia-harker@marquette.edu  
414-288-5004

Marquette Black Faculty and Staff Network

The Marquette Black Faculty and Staff Network (MBFSN) supports the mission of Marquette University and seeks to strengthen Marquette's commitment to equity and inclusion. The MBFSN advocates and supports Marquette's efforts to attract employees from diverse backgrounds, provides guidance and support to students, and encourages greater participation in the life of the University. Network members actively engage in creative and innovative ideas that support university employees, student communities, relevant alumni groups, and the university's engagement in Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin.

For more information, contact: 

Latrice Harris-Collins
Director of High School Recruitment, Office of Undergraduate Admissions
latrice.harris-collins@marquette.edu 
414-288-6798

Dr. Robert Smith
Harry G. John Professor, Director of the Center for Urban Research, Teaching, and Outreach (CURTO)
robert.s.smith@marquette.edu 

Marquette Moms

Marquette Moms is a group to support Moms at Marquette University as they strive to balance work, professional development, and family. Through lunch and learns, retreats, service projects, and online communication, MU Moms shares research, articles, and experiences to help Moms grow in parenthood and as professionals.

For more information, contact:

Brigid Kinsella-Alba
Coordinator of Mission Programs, Office of Mission and Ministry
brigid.kinsella-alba@marquette.edu 
414-288-1794

Heather James
Coordinator of Scholarly Communication & Digital Programs, Raynor Memorial Libraries
heather.james@marquette.edu 
414-288-6295

Eliza Gomez
Office Associate, Facilities Planning and Management
eliza.gomez@marquette.edu
414-288-3728

Marquette Social Professionals

Marquette Social Professionals welcomes all MU employees to join their peers from across our diverse campus to a variety of social events and activities throughout the year. Through social engagement and interaction, MSP seeks to foster and promote employee development, retention, well-being, recruitment, community engagement, and more.​

For more information, contact:

Kirsten Boeh
Administrative Assistant, Biology Department
kirsten.boeh@marquette.edu  
414-288-6989

Rebecca Chriske
Advancement Associate
rebecca.chriske@marquette.edu 
414-288-4799

Womxn of Color Employee Resource Group

The Womxn of Color Employee Resource Group aims to affirm and build community among Marquette employees who identify as womxn of color (LGBTQ+ inclusive) through programming, social events, community engagement, and networking opportunities. Our objective is to provide resources for underrepresented women in a variety of ways – both formally and informally.

For more information, visit this page or contact:

Parisa Shirazi
Program Associate, Center for Peacemaking
parisa.shirazi@marquette.edu
414-288-7026

Sheena Carey
Internship Coordinator/Lecturer, Diederich College of Communication
sheena.carey@marquette.edu 
414-288-8761

Millie Lor
Education Abroad Advisor, Office of International Education
milliam.lor@marquette.edu
414-288-8063

Tionne Reed
Office Associate, College of Nursing
tionne.reed@marquette.edu 
414-288-3869

Women of Marquette Resource Group

The mission of the Women of Marquette Employee Resource Group is to connect and empower women across campus and affirm and enhance their contributions to our University community. In collaboration with campus partners, the Women of Marquette ERG will foster professional, personal and spiritual growth, through career development and educational workshops, volunteer opportunities, networking, information sharing, mentoring and speaker panels.

For more information, contact:

Emily Baseheart
Senior Director of Regional Development, University Advancement
emily.baseheart@marquette.edu 
414-288-4701 

Katie Hennicke
Associate Dean for Recruitment and Outreach, Undergraduate Admissions
katelynn.hennicke@marquette.edu 
414-288-2058

Katie Schumacher
Assistant Director of National Recruitment, Undergraduate Admissions
kathryn.schumacher@marquette.edu 
414-288-4086