Inaugural Steering Committee

Dr. Timothy Melchert, Chair
Associate Professor of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology and Chair of the University Academic Senate

Dr. Lori Bergen
Dean of the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication

Dr. Marilyn Bratt
Assistant Professor of Nursing

Amy Cary
Head of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Dr. William Henk
Dean of the College of Education

Dr. Sandra Hunter
Associate Professor of Exercise Science

Rev. Jeffrey LaBelle, S.J.
Director of the Marquette University Jesuit community and Assistant Professor of Educational Policy and Leadership

Patrick Lawton
Member of the Marquette University Board of Trustees and Managing Director of Fixed Income Capital Markets at Robert W. Baird & Co.

Amy Lovell
Spouse of President-elect Michael R. Lovell

Dr. Tim McMahon
Associate Professor of History

Dave Murphy
Vice President for Marketing and Communication

Lisa Olson
Director of Business Operations for Information Technology Services and Chair of the Staff Assembly

Mary O’Toole
President of the Marquette University Alumni Association

Kara Pierce
Graduate Student in the College of Education and Coordinator of the Graduate Student Organization

Natalie Pinkney
Senior in the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and Executive Vice President of Marquette University Student Government

Dr. Stephanie Russell
Vice President for Mission and Ministry

Rev. Nicholas Santos, S.J.
Assistant Professor of Marketing

Cherryl Thomas
Vice Chair of the Marquette University Board of Trustees and President of Ardmore Associates

Michael VanDerhoef
Vice President for University Advancement

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The Inauguration Ceremony of the 24th president of Marquette University, Dr. Michael R. Lovell was September 19

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Go for a run with Dr. Lovell, meet the family, get inspired.


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