A message from Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Dean Heidi Bostic

Dear alumni and friends of Marquette’s Klingler College of Arts and Sciences,

Greetings from Milwaukee! We’re enjoying another action-packed semester with so many reasons to celebrate. In this digital issue of A&S Marquette, we are pleased to feature our outstanding scientists as well as the incredible career achievements of A&S alumni. By excelling in ways that exemplify integration across disciplines as well as both work and life, we are proud to show that “the difference is in the and.”  

First, we spotlight the strength of our Biological Sciences program. As the university embarks on a master planning process to explore the future of BioDiscovery and the overall sciences district at Marquette, our faculty and students are at the forefront of groundbreaking research. Through rich interactions in classrooms, laboratories and mentored research experiences, our students are immersed in a culture of academic excellence and discovery. I invite you to explore the stories of faculty and projects that are driving this reputation and impact, recognizing the need for facilities that match the caliber of our faculty, staff and students. 

The difference is in the and as well in our Political Science program, celebrating its centennial this year. Throughout the past century, our Political Science Department has remained committed to academic excellence and civic engagement. In this issue we reflect on the highlights of this milestone year, celebrating how these achievements reflect our dedication to scholarship, leadership and community service.

Finally, I want to emphasize the transformative power of a liberal arts education in creating fulfilling and unexpected career paths. Our commitment to fostering critical thinking, communication skills and a global perspective prepares students for success in a rapidly evolving job market. As exemplified by individuals like Paul A. Gómez, head of global public affairs and communications at Lululemon, and Dr. Cheryl Brosig Soto, professor and chief of pediatric psychology and developmental medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin/Children’s Wisconsin, a liberal arts degree opens doors to diverse career opportunities. Their journeys underscore the enduring value of a Marquette education in shaping leaders who make a difference in the world.

Please feel free to reach out to me at heidi.bostic@marquette.edu — I would love to hear from you! 


Dr. Heidi Bostic 
Dean, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences 
Dean, College of Education
Marquette University