Vice President and General Counsel Cindy Bauer to retire

Senior Associate General Counsel Jeff Kipfmueller will serve in the acting role

Cynthia (Cindy) Bauer, Arts ’79, Law ’83, vice president and general counsel, will retire this academic term after 29 years of service to Marquette University, President Michael R. Lovell announced today. Bauer’s last day will be Friday, April 24.

“On behalf of the Marquette community, I would like to thank Cindy for her dedication and long service to Marquette over the past 29 years,” President Lovell said. “We wish Cindy well in her much-deserved retirement.”

Bauer joined Marquette in 1991 as associate general counsel, was promoted to general counsel in 1994 and was named vice president in 1998. She was elected corporate assistant secretary of the Marquette University Board of Trustees in 2003 after serving as secretary from 2000 to 2003. During her time at Marquette, Bauer helped the university with complex contractual and real estate matters, providing counsel regarding risk management and mitigation, as well as complicated employment and personnel matters. An active participant in the National Association of College and University Attorneys, Bauer was a frequent presenter with this national organization.

“My husband Dale and I are looking forward to this next chapter, and we will be relocating to our home in Minocqua in the beautiful and relaxing Wisconsin northwoods,” Bauer said.

Bauer earned her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Marquette in 1979 and her law degree cum laude from Marquette Law School in 1983. Prior to joining Marquette, she practiced civil litigation at two Milwaukee law firms.

Jeff Kipfmueller, senior associate general counsel, will serve as acting vice president and general counsel, President Lovell said. Kipfmueller, who has worked in progressive roles in the Office of the General Counsel at Marquette for the past 25 years, earned his law degree from Marquette Law School in 1993. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin.

“Jeff’s body of legal work at Marquette is both extremely impressive and indicative of his vast institutional knowledge and strong relationships campuswide,” President Lovell said. “I have great confidence that he will lead our legal team with the utmost competence and professionalism.”

A search for a permanent vice president and general counsel will begin soon. Watch Marquette Today for updates.