Dr. Janet Krejci, dean of the College of Nursing, and Kristen Kreple, Title IX coordinator, have been named “Notable Women in Education” by Milwaukee BizTimes, as part of the local business publication’s award series that highlights exceptional leaders making a difference throughout southeast Wisconsin.
The Notable Women in Education category features women in the metro Milwaukee area who lead local educational institutions, including universities, colleges, technical schools and primary schools. The honorees have created significant, positive and measurable results within their institutions.
Krejci returned to Marquette as dean of the College of Nursing in 2016 after serving first as dean and professor of nursing, and eventually as vice president for academic affairs and provost at Illinois State University. Prior to her role as provost, Krejci spent 21 years in Marquette’s College of Nursing in roles ranging from research assistant to associate dean. She was recently chair of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Nominating Committee and on the board of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Budget Committee. She has also been honored as a Fellow of the American Council on Education and selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow. She serves on the Aurora Community Board, after previously serving as chair of the Advocate BroMenn hospital Governing Council in Normal, IL.
Kreple came to Marquette in 2019 after serving as the Title IX and Equity investigator at Stanford University. At Stanford, Kreple led the adjudication process for sexual misconduct cases and trained faculty and staff on Title IX and their obligations under it. She led more than 30 investigations into allegations of sex discrimination, from trauma-informed interviews and evidence gathering through charging decisions and hearings. Before joining Stanford in 2015, Kreple worked in a variety of positions in Washington D.C. She was federal relations counsel for the American Association for Justice from 2013-15, counsel for the US. Senate Judiciary Committee for U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl from 2009-13 and worked as an attorney-advisor for the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education from 2008-9.
The Notable Women in Education special editorial feature will run in the July 21 issue of Milwaukee BizTimes Magazine