University mourns the loss of Dr. Christopher Dix 

Dr. Christopher Dix

Marquette University mourns the loss of Dr. Christopher Dix, clinical professor and group leader in the General Dental Sciences Department in the Marquette University School of Dentistry, who passed away Monday, Oct. 9. 

A 1976 MUSOD graduate, Dr. Dix began his career at Marquette, where he served as a dental school instructor until 1979. Dr. Dix served patients in private practice in Brookfield, Wisconsin, for more than 47 years. He returned to Marquette as a faculty member in September 2008. He was affectionately known for his easy-going nature and gentle way with students while remaining dedicated to their dental education. Should there be plans for a funeral or memorial service, details will be shared in Marquette Today aligned with his family’s wishes. 

Please remember Dr. Dix, his family and friends in prayer.  

The following resources are available for those who are impacted by the loss and who may need support:  

  • Campus Ministry offers students daily Catholic Masses and regular interfaith worship opportunities and spaces, as well as retreats and individual or small group support and pastoral counseling.    
  • The Counseling Center serves Marquette students and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and offers clinical services both in person and virtually. Students can access by calling the main number or walking in. For students with pressing mental health needs, crisis services are available 24/7. For a life-threatening emergency on campus, call MUPD at 414-288-1911. If off campus, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. For non-life-threatening mental health concerns, call the Counseling Center at 414-288-7172 during regular business hours to speak to a counselor on call or walk into the office in Holthusen Hall 204. On weekdays after 4:30 p.m., or on weekends and holidays, call the main Counseling Center number and select option 2 to be connected to a trained mental health professional. 
  • Faculty and staff can contact the Employee Assistance Program 24/7 for support. This is a free, confidential service provided through LifeMatters. Call 1-800-634-6433 or reach out through their website.  
  • The Faber Center is dedicated to providing faculty and staff with support and guidance in the form of retreats, spiritual direction and opportunities for prayer and reflection. Contact the Faber Center at or (414) 288-4545.