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.

 

Todd A. AdamsMr. Todd A. Adams
President and Chief Executive Officer
Rexnord Corporation


Joanna M. BauzaMs. Joanna M. Bauza
Bus Ad '97
President
The Cervantes Group


Tim M. BergstromMr. Tim M. Bergstrom
Bus Ad '99
President and Chief Operating Officer
Bergstrom Automotive


Robert J. EckMr. Robert J. Eck
Vice Chair of the Marquette Board
Arts ’80
Director and Retired Chief Executive Officer
Anixter International Inc.



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


Jon D. HammesMr. Jon D. Hammes
Managing Partner
Hammes Company


Nancy HernandezMs. Nancy Hernandez
Grad ’02
President
Hispanic Collaborative


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


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


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


Dr. Michael R. LovellDr. Michael R. Lovell
President
Marquette University


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


Raymond J. ManistaMr. 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. 
President
Loyola Academy

Kelly McShaneMs. Kelly McShane
Arts ’68
Retired School Psychologist


Rev. Thomas Neitzke, S.J.Rev. Thomas W. Neitzke, S.J.
President
Creighton Preparatory School
Omaha, Nebraska


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


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


Hon. W. Greg RybergHon. W. Greg Ryberg
Arts '68
Retired Senator
State of South Carolina


Owen J. SullivanMr. Owen J. Sullivan
Chair of the Marquette Board
Arts ’79
Chief Operating Officer
NCR Corporation


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


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


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


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


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 and Dance
Santa Clara University


Corporate Secretary

Steven W. FriederMr. Steven W. Frieder