College of Education Mourns the Loss of Dr. Jack Augenstein

The College of Education mourns the passing of Dr. Jack Augenstein, Associate Professor Emeritus. Dr. Augenstein served as the Dean of the School of Education from 2000 until his retirement in 2003. A lifelong educator, Dr. Augenstein held numerous positions at the local, state and national levels in professional organizations and at the local level in civic organizations. He received his baccalaureate degree from Youngstown (OH) University and his master's and doctoral degrees from Kent State University.

Dr. Augenstein’s career in education began as a teacher in a Catholic elementary school. After working as a high school English teacher for three years he moved into central office administration in the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio. He would ultimately be named Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese and serve in that position for 13 years. In August 1987, he joined the faculty of Marquette University's School of Education where he has served as an Associate Professor and was the first Chair of the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership.

Dr. Bill Henk, Dean of the College of Education, shared these words about Dr. Augenstein: "Prior to joining Marquette University, Dean Augenstein served as an outstanding Catholic school administrator, and while here, he prepared and mentored some of the region’s most impactful school superintendents. He was not only a distinguished education professional, but also a man of impeccable character, uncommon humility, and genuine kindness. An inspiration to so many of us, he will be sorely missed."

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 21, at Harwood Place, 8220 Harwood Ave, Wauwatosa, WI 53213. Visitation will be from 10 am-12 pm with Mass at 12:15 and a reception at 1:15 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dr. Augenstein's name can be made to St. Ben's Community Meal at Capuchin Community Services, PO Box 5830, Milwaukee, WI 53205.