Rev. Tom Krettek, S.J., vice president for mission and ministry, has received a new mission from the Society of Jesus Midwest Province to serve as the academic director of the First Studies Program at Loyola University Chicago, as well as the dean of St. Joseph’s Seminary College at Loyola. His last day at Marquette will be June 29; he will start in his new role Aug. 1.
Father Krettek joined Marquette in August 2016 after serving as director of the Jesuit First Studies program and director of the Master of Arts in Philosophical Resources program at Fordham University.
“Father Krettek’s service in Christ to the mission of Marquette University has provided our great community with admirable spiritual leadership that has allowed us to remain true to our Catholic, Jesuit identity,” said President Michael R. Lovell. “He has been a trusted spiritual counselor to me as Marquette’s first lay president, and I will miss his wisdom and friendship. On behalf of the entire university community, I wish Father Krettek great success and joy in his next mission at Loyola Chicago.”
Father Krettek was an associate professor of philosophy in Marquette’s Klingler College of Arts and Sciences from 2000 to 2005 and rector of the Marquette University Jesuit Community. Prior to that he had been an assistant and then associate professor of philosophy at Creighton University from 1989 to 2000, and director of the Jesuit Humanities program. Following his years at Marquette, he served as provincial superior for the Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus from 2005 to 2011.
Working with the Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus, Marquette will immediately commence a search to select the next vice president for mission and ministry.
Watch Marquette Today for updates regarding the search.