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
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
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.
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
Marquette University

Mr. Vincent P. LylesMr. Vincent P. Lyles
President and CEO
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee

Rev. Patrick McGrath, S.J.Rev. Patrick McGrath, S.J.
Vice Chair of the Marquette Board
Loyola Academy

Kelly McShaneMs. Kelly McShane
Arts ’68
Retired School Psychologist

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

Rev. Joseph O'Keefe, S.J.Rev. Joseph M. O'Keefe, S.J.
Rector, Ciszek Hall
Fordham University

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.

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

Owen J. SullivanMr. Owen J. Sullivan
Chair of the Marquette Board
Arts ’79
Retired CEO of Right Management, JeffersonWells
President of Specialty Brands
Manpower Group

Christopher J. SwiftMr. Christopher J. Swift
Bus Ad '83
Chairman and CEO
The Hartford

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

Mr. Joseph A. WalickiMr. Joseph A. Walicki
Johnson Controls Power Solutions

 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.
Loyola Chair in Theology
Fordham University

Corporate Secretary

Steven W. FriederMr. Steven W. Frieder