Rev. Thomas W. Neitzke, S.J.
Rev. Thomas W. Neitzke, S.J., Ed.D., was elected to the Marquette University Board of Trustees in 2017.
Father Neitzke is the dean of Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago. A Wisconsin native, Father Neitzke earned an undergraduate degree in philosophy and theology from Loyola University Chicago, a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of San Francisco, a master of divinity degree from Santa Clara University and a doctorate focused on educational leadership from Creighton University. His dissertation, “Jesuit Collaborative Fundraising: Religious and Secular Nonprofit Partnerships,” studied the historical and modern roots of Jesuit fundraising and presented a collaborative process between secular and religious nonprofit organizations.
Father Neitzke is an adjunct faculty member at Creighton University in the Graduate School. He teaches courses in strategic and political leadership, school law, and foundations of education, and he supervises internships in elementary/secondary administration. He is also a faculty member for the Jesuit Worldwide Learning: Higher Education at the Margins. Father Neitzke most recently served as president of Creighton Preparatory School. He currently serves on the boards of Marquette University High School, the Boys and Girls Club and the Jesuit Academy. His past board service includes Seattle University, Georgetown Preparatory School, Loyola Academy and Brophy College Preparatory School.