Marquette University mourns the loss of Dr. Jack Augenstein, former dean of the School of Education.
Augenstein is remembered for his outstanding leadership and the impact he made on Marquette’s College of Education program. Augenstein worked as an educator for 43 years, including 13 years as the superintendent for the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio.
In August 1987, Augenstein joined the School of Education’s faculty, where he served as an associate professor and was the first chair of the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership. He served as the dean for the School of Education from 2000 to 2003.
“Prior to joining Marquette, Dean Augenstein served as an outstanding Catholic school administrator. While here, he prepared and mentored some of the region’s most impactful school superintendents,” Dr. Bill Henk, dean of the College of Education, said. “Jack was not only a distinguished education professional, but also a man of impeccable character, uncommon humility, and genuine kindness. An inspiration to so many of us, he will be sorely missed.”
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Harwood Place (8220 Harwood Ave, Wauwatosa, WI 53213). Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon with Mass at 12:15 p.m. and a reception at 1:15 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Augenstein’s name can be made to St. Ben’s Community Meal at Capuchin Community Services (PO Box 5830, Milwaukee, WI 53205).
A full obituary is online. Please remember Augenstein, his family and friends in prayer.