Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees has fiduciary responsibility and is the principal governance authority for Marquette University. The board is responsible for preserving and enhancing Marquette’s mission and ensuring that long-term planning and goals are defined and executed by the university community.

Marquette’s bylaws stipulate that the Board of Trustees be comprised of no fewer than 25 and no more than 40 members, of whom no fewer than five and no more than eight must be members of the Society of Jesus. The university’s president serves ex-officio as a member of the board. The board is self-perpetuating, meaning that trustees are responsible for electing new members. Trustees serve for three-year terms and may be re-elected to serve for a maximum of 12 years. Trustees are volunteers and are not compensated for their service.

The board holds in trust Marquette’s human, physical, and financial assets for future generations. The trustees are stewards of Marquette’s Catholic and Jesuit identity. They establish policies on university strategy, financial management, fundraising, investments, property and assets. The board is responsible for hiring and evaluating the university’s president. The day-to-day administration of Marquette is the responsibility of the university president and his leadership team.


Mr. Todd Adams Mr. Todd Adams
Vice Chair of the Marquette Board
President and Chief Executive Officer
Rexnord Corporation

Ms. Joanna M. Bauza Ms. Joanna M. Bauza
Bus Ad '97
The Cervantes Group

Mr. Tim M. Bergstrom Mr. Tim M. Bergstrom
Bus Ad '99
President and Chief Executive Officer
Bergstrom Automotive

Mr. Rick T. Dillon Mr. Rick T. Dillon
Bus Ad '93
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
Enerpac Tool Group

Mr. Robert J. Eck Mr. Robert J. Eck
Chair of the Marquette Board
Arts ’80
Retired Chief Executive Officer
Anixter International Inc.

Hon. Janine P. Geske Hon. Janine P. Geske
Law ’75
Retired Professor of Law and
Retired Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court

Mr. Jon D. Hammes Mr. Jon D. Hammes
Managing Partner
Hammes Company

Ms. Nancy Hernandez Ms. Nancy Hernandez
Grad ’02
Hispanic Collaborative

Rev. Thomas A. Lawler, S.J.  Rev. Thomas A. Lawler, S.J.
Jesuit Retreat House

Mr. Patrick S. Lawton Mr. Patrick S. Lawton
Bus Ad ’78, Grad ’80
Managing Director of
Fixed Income Capital Markets
Robert W. Baird & Co.

Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J. Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J.
President Emeritus
Loyola University Maryland

Dr. Michael R. Lovell Dr. Michael R. Lovell
Marquette University

Mr. Vincent P. Lyles Mr. Vincent P. Lyles
System Vice President of Community Relations
Advocate Aurora Health

Mr. Raymond J. Manista Mr. Raymond J. Manista
Arts ’87, Law ’90
Executive Vice President — Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary
Northwestern Mutual

Rev. Patrick McGrath, S.J. Rev. Patrick McGrath, S.J.
Loyola Academy

Ms. Kelly McShane Ms. Kelly McShane
Arts ’68
Retired School Psychologist

Mr. Micky S. Minhas Mr. Micky S. Minhas
Eng ’89
Senior Vice President
Marconi Group

Rev. Thomas W. Neitzke, S.J. Rev. Thomas W. Neitzke, S.J.
Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago

Dr. Janis M. Orlowski Dr. Janis M. Orlowski
Eng '78
Chief Health Care Officer
Association of American Medical Colleges

Rev. Michael Rozier, S.J. Rev. Michael Rozier, S.J.
Assistant Professor of
Health Management and Policy
Saint Louis University

Ms. Amy Ford Souders Ms. Amy Ford Souders
Arts '92
Principal and Director
Cornerstone Government Affairs

Mr. Owen J. Sullivan Mr. Owen J. Sullivan
Arts ’79
President and Chief Operating Officer
NCR Corporation

Mr. Christopher J. Swift Mr. Christopher J. Swift
Bus Ad '83
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Hartford

Ms. Peggy Troy Ms. Peggy Troy
Nurs '74
President and Chief Executive Officer
Children’s Wisconsin

Mr. Joseph A. Walicki Mr. Joseph A. Walicki
Retired Chief Executive Officer and
Vice Chairman

Mr. Thomas H. Werner Mr. Thomas H. Werner
Eng '86
CEO and Chairman of the Board
SunPower Corporation

Ms. Chris Woleske Ms. Chris Woleske

Law '94
President and CEO
Bellin Health

Hon. James A. Wynn, Jr. Hon. James A. Wynn, Jr.
Law '79
Federal Appeals Court Judge
US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Rev. Michael A. Zampelli, S.J. Rev. Michael A. Zampelli, S.J.
Associate Professor of Theatre
Fordham University

Corporate Secretary

Steven W. FriederMr. Steven W. Frieder