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    The Inauguration of Dr. Michael R. Lovell as Marquette’s 24th president will be held Friday, September 19.
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    Students first
    Enhancing Marquette's already-strong student experience is just one of President Lovell’s key strategic initiatives for his first year.
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    Forward in faith
    President Lovell is working closely with the Marquette Jesuit community to honor and preserve the university's Catholic, Jesuit tradition and mission.

Warmly welcoming Dr. Michael R. Lovell to Marquette University

The Inauguration of President Michael R. Lovell will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, September 19, in the Al McGuire Center. The Inaugural Mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m. Thursday, September 18, at Church of the Gesu. The Inauguration's theme — Ignited in faith. Alive in inquiry. Forward in service. — is inspired by the university's rich tradition of excellence, faith, leadership and service, as well as its commitment to extending knowledge beyond existing boundaries to pursue solutions for pressing problems and answers to life's deepest questions. To commemorate this historic Marquette event, a full week of Inauguration activities is planned. Please join us.


Dr. Michael R. Lovell is the 24th president of Marquette University. A distinguished scholar, researcher, educator and leader, President Lovell holds three academic degrees in mechanical engineering, including a doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. As an educator, President Lovell has developed course work and fostered a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship for faculty, staff and students. He is known for establishing powerful partnerships among the academic, industrial and nonprofit sectors in Milwaukee, regionally and nationally.

Event/Meeting attendance requests

Faculty and staff: Request President Lovell's attendance at an event

Faculty/Staff request form

Student/Student groups: Request President Lovell’s attendance at an event or meeting

Student request form