John (Chuck) Lamb, vice president for finance, will retire at the end of the 2016–17 academic year, after nearly 40 years of service to Marquette University.
Lamb joined Marquette in 1977 as a financial analyst and has served in various administrative capacities including associate director of student financial aid, bursar, assistant treasurer, assistant vice president for budget and lecturer of economics. He was elected treasurer of the Marquette University Board of Trustees in 2007. Lamb earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in economics and finance from Marquette’s College of Business Administration in 1974 and 1976.
“Chuck has guided Marquette and our financial strategy through some remarkable growth periods in our history and we are so fortunate to have had such a passionate, dedicated leader,” said President Michael R. Lovell. “We look forward to celebrating with Chuck and his wife Barbara on this milestone.”
In 2013, Lamb was named CFO of the Year by the Milwaukee Business Journal in the education sector. The award recognized the top financial executives whose strength and character are critical to the success of their organizations. For the past 14 years, Lamb has led the Office of Finance, which includes a staff of more than 200 in the following areas: budget, bursar, comptroller, endowment, purchasing, student financial aid, student loan accounts, and treasury services, as well as the department of facilities planning and management and the Marquette University Police Department. In the Business Journal profile, Lamb said, “My ministry is trying to help students go out into the world, and as the Marquette slogan says, ‘Be the Difference.’”
“I feel a deep sense of gratitude for the many blessings and opportunities that I have been provided working for Marquette over the past 40 years,” Lamb said. “The challenging environment of higher education was made easier for me because of the commitment and passion of all the individuals I encountered who made significant contributions to the university through their service, excellence, leadership and faith.”