Marquette University has officially begun its search for the first vice president for corporate engagement, and a search committee has been named to lead the efforts. The new vice president will ultimately oversee the Office of Corporate Engagement, which was the unanimous recommendation of the President’s Task Force on Corporate Engagement at the end of last year. President Michael R. Lovell subsequently announced the vision for that new office in his January 17 campus address.
Dr. Kris Ropella, Opus Dean of Engineering, is the chair of the search committee, which comprises the following individuals from across campus:
- Prof. Bruce Boyden, associate professor of law; member, University Academic Senate
- Dr. Drew Dentino, associate dean, School of Dentistry
- Jean Dole, chief of staff, Office of the Executive Vice President
- Dr. Sarah Feldner, associate dean, Diederich College of Communication; director, Core Curriculum
- Dr. Doug Fisher, assistant professor of practice; director, Center for Supply Chain Management
- Dr. Tom Kaczmarek, adjunct assistant professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science
- Dr. Kristof Kipp, assistant professor of exercise science
- Jaclyn Ness, managing director of development, corporate and foundation relations, University Advancement
- Dr. Taly Schmidt, associate professor of biomedical engineering
- Dr. Theresa Tobin, associate dean for academic affairs and student development, Graduate School; associate professor of philosophy
- Joe Walicki, president, Johnson Controls Power Solutions; university trustee
- Erin Wells, undergraduate student, Opus College of Engineering
The search committee is working with executive search firm Russell Reynolds.
For updates on the search or to submit candidate nominations, visit the search website.