President Lovell, Dr. Howard Fuller named to BizTimes Milwaukee’s Wisconsin 275

President Michael R. Lovell and Dr. Howard Fuller, distinguished professor emeritus of education, were selected to BizTimes Milwaukee’s Wisconsin 275, a collection of the state’s most influential executives from a variety of economic sectors. 


Under President Lovell’s leadership, Marquette has executed its $600 million campus master plan, which has included constructing new buildings for the College of Business Administration, Physician Assistant Studies, Athletic and Human Performance Research and The Commons residence hall, in addition to upcoming Wellness + Recreation and College of Nursing projects. 

In 2021, the university went public with its $750 million Time to Rise fundraising campaign and has raised $614 million to date. Lovell also helped create the Near West Side Partners, a nonprofit aimed at revitalizing and sustaining Milwaukee’s Near West Side area as a residential and business corridor. 


Fuller has been a national leader in the school choice movement, promoting voucher and charter schools as a vehicle for Black uplift. He led Milwaukee County’s Department of Health and Human Services, served as superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools and founded his own school, a private voucher school known as CEO Leadership Academy. At Marquette, Fuller founded and directed the university’s Institute for the Transformation of Learning. 

To see the full list of Wisconsin 275 selections that includes Marquette alumni and current and former trustees, click here. 

The inaugural edition of Wisconsin 275: Wisconsin’s Most Influential Business Leaders highlights influential executives in various economic sectors including banking and finance, business services, health care, hospitality, manufacturing, education and real estate.