University Special Events

The University Special Events (USE) team serves as a centralized event planning office to support the university's mission and priorities through event engagement for both internal and external audiences. USE manages the planning and execution of events for the Office of the President, selected events requested by the University Leadership Council, events hosted by the Board of Trustees, and significant university-wide and community events.

The USE team's number one goal is to partner with a sponsor to assist in creating the highest quality event to best promote the university's initiatives. Our dedicated team collaborated with various campus departments and offices to assist and advise on event protocol, conception and production, logistical coordination, facility layout, cost management, program design, and event promotion. Our work includes coordinating December and May Commencement and high-level university events including the Pére Marquette Discovery Award, honorary degree conferrals, visiting dignitaries, and other special guests as well as numerous annual events and special projects.

The projects and programs that the USE team actively plans offer a means to showcase the university as a spirited and enriching institution of faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends and community members. Our team would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone we have had the privilege to work with, and for those who we have not, we look forward to the day our paths will cross.

Contact Us

UNIVERSITY SPECIAL EVENTS
(414) 288-7431
FAX:  (414) 288-7727
Alumni Memorial Union, 450

Staff

Johnson, Ms. Tamra (Tammy)
(414) 288-0515
Assistant Director
University Special Events
Alumni Memorial Union, 450
tammy.johnson@marquette.edu

Kreiter, Ms. Cathy
(414) 288-8286
Event Planner
University Special Events
Alumni Memorial Union, 450
cathy.kreiter@marquette.edu

Lee, Mrs. Heather
(414) 288-1952
Event Planner
University Special Events
Alumni Memorial Union, 450
heather.lee@marquette.edu

McDonald, Ms. Kelly
(414) 288-0634
Office Associate
University Special Events
Alumni Memorial Union, 450
kelly.mcdonald@marquette.edu

McKeon, Ms. Sue
(414) 288-3879
Associate Director
University Special Events
Alumni Memorial Union, 450
sue.mckeon@marquette.edu

Taghikhani, Ms. Ann
(414) 288-1514
Senior Director
University Special Events
Alumni Memorial Union, 450
ann.taghikhani@marquette.edu