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 not fewer than 25 and not 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 and 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
Arts ’80
President and CEO
Anixter International Inc.


John F. FerraroMr. John F. Ferraro
Chair of the Marquette Board
Bus Ad '77
Global Chief Operating Officer - Retired
Ernst & Young


Rev. James GartlandRev. James G. Gartland, S.J.
Rector, Saint Peter Faber Jesuit Community
Boston College


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 and Founder
ABRAZO Multicultural Marketing
and Communication


Rev. Thomas Lawler, S.J.Rev. Thomas A. Lawler, S.J.
Provincial
Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus


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


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


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


Kelly McShaneMs. Kelly McShane
Arts ’68
Retired School Psychologist


Arnold MitchemDr. Arnold L. Mitchem
Grad '81
President Emeritus
Council for Opportunity in Education


Rev. Kevin F. O'Brien, S.J.Rev. Kevin F. O'Brien, S.J.
Vice President for Mission and Ministry
Georgetown University


Rev. Joseph O'Keefe, S.J.Rev. Joseph M. O'Keefe, S.J.
Professor of Education
Boston College


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


James O'RourkeMr. James D. O'Rourke
Bus Ad '87
Retired Chairman, President, and CEO
A&A Manufacturing Company, Inc.


Kristine A. RappéMs. Kristine A. Rappé
Retired - SVP/CAO
Wisconsin Energy Corporation


Glenn (Doc) RiversMr. Glenn A. Rivers
Arts '85
Head Coach
Los Angeles Clippers


Scott A. RobertsMr. Scott A. Roberts
Bus Ad ’85
President, CEO, and Chairman
Ziegler Capital Management, LLC (ZCM)


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


Scott H. SchroederMr. Scott H. Schroeder
Bus Ad ’92, Grad ’96, Law ’96
Co-Founding Partner
Balyasny Asset Management


Owen J. SullivanMr. Owen J. Sullivan
Vice Chair of the Marquette Board
Arts ’79
Operating Partner
Baird Capital


Charles M. SwobodaMr. Charles M. Swoboda
Eng '89
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Cree, Inc.


Benjamin S. TracyMr. Ben Tracy
Comm '98, Grad '04
National Correspondent
CBS News


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


John P. UnderwoodMr. John P. Underwood
Bus Ad '91
Managing Director
Private Wealth Management
Goldman Sachs


 James M. WeissMr. James M. Weiss
Arts '68
Senior Portfolio Manager
Segall Bryant & Hamill
Thomas H. WernerMr. Thomas H. Werner
Eng '86
President, 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.
Rector, Santa Clara Jesuit Community and Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance
Santa Clara University


Corporate Secretary

Steven W. FriederMr. Steven W. Frieder