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A look back on President Lovell's first year


1.238 million people

watched the television newscasts covering President Lovell's major announcements from his Presidential Address, which resulted in more than 100 media stories.


4 major academic leaders

were announced. Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp took on a new role as vice president for research and innovation, Dr. Brian Till was named Keyes Dean of Business Administration, Dr. Dan Myers was named university provost, and Dr. Kristina Ropella was named Opus Dean of Engineering.


275 innovation proposals

were submitted for the $5.7 million strategic innovation fund. The teams included 449 faculty members, 212 staff members, 127 non-Marquette-affiliated individuals, 106 students and 52 alumni.


20,000 miles

were logged on a 14-city tour across the United States as President Lovell met with 4,000 alumni and friends for his Journey Continues events.


1,366 donors from around the world

contributed $316,675 to the James Foley Scholarship Fund in honor of the slain journalist and 1996 alumnus.


6 Guiding Values

12,000 Marquette community members learned of and live the university's
Guiding Values.


19 percent

of Marquette freshmen became the first in their family to attend college. In April, the Rick Majerus Family Foundation donated $1 million to support scholarships for first-generation students in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences.


200-plus speaking engagements

in President Lovell’s first year, which was defined by community collaboration and innovation.


3 new leaders

started in the Department of Athletics. Coach Steve Wojciechowski was hired April 1, Vice President and Director of Athletics Bill Scholl was hired September 9, and Coach Carolyn Kieger was hired May 1.


6,000 Twitter followers

and counting for @PresLovell, who tweeted more than 850 times to the Marquette community during his first year.


8,000 square feet

of space on the sixth floor of the seven-story Global Water Center will house Marquette scientists who will offer solutions to the world’s most pressing water issues.


800 block

of West Michigan Street will be home to the new Athletic Performance Research Center. It's part of a strategic partnership with the Milwaukee Bucks and supports President Lovell's goal of doubling Marquette's research in five years.


2,186 pounds of food

were donated in just one hour after President Lovell in November challenged the Marquette campus community to donate 1,000 pounds.


$1 million

was invested in the Promote Assets and Reduce Crime Initiative by the Near West Side Partners, a group led by five neighborhood anchor institutions, including Marquette.


1,332 books

were donated by Marquette basketball to the College of Education's Hartman Literacy and Learning Center. Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade and his Wade’s World Foundation announced the Live to Dream program to enhance literacy for inner-city children.


30 Years

The amount of time Gerald "Gerry" Rauenhorst served as a Marquette trustee, the university's longest-tenured trustee. Rauenhorst, who passed away in 2014, was honored by President Lovell and Marquette in September at a ceremony renaming the College of Engineering the Opus College of Engineering after the company he founded.


for a great year