A message from Marquette Business Dean Tim Hanley

Dear alumni and friends of Marquette Business, 

I write to you at the end of another semester, my ninth and final semester as Acting James H. Keyes Dean of the College of Business Administration. The time I’ve spent here has been one of the highlights of my career and something for which I will always be grateful. 

Reading the executives-in-residence story in this newsletter was a full circle moment for me. This was the program that brought me back to Marquette; I accepted a role with the college in July 2019 without any idea of what the next four-plus years would bring. I’m proud to say this initiative that started with just one executive in 2019 has now grown to seven, spanning disciplines from real estate to supply chain. Forming tighter relationships between our students and Milwaukee is a core priority, and the executive-in-residence program is a huge part of making it happen. 

I’ve also had the chance to meet incredible professors conducting research that makes a difference. Dr. Kristie Rogers, whom you will also read about in this newsletter, is one of those people. Her scholarship on employee resiliency in the face of stigma and building respectful workplace environments has been published in multiple top management journals and is regularly referenced in Harvard Business Review. In addition to her research work, Dr. Rogers is an excellent teacher and has won multiple awards for her classroom instruction, including the 2024 John P. Raynor, S.J. Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, which is given to faculty who demonstrate excellence as teacher-scholars. She is emblematic of the outstanding work our faculty does every day to further our mission of conducting business with purpose.  

Our accounting department has always meant a lot to me; my Marquette journey began in 1974 as an undergraduate accounting student. Fifty years later, the department is performing as well as it ever has under the leadership of Dr. Kevin Rich. Students engage in outstanding experiential learning opportunities such as the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, in which undergraduates prepare income tax statements for under-served clients. This both performs a necessary community service and gives students valuable skills that set them apart in future internships and jobs. My degree from this program gave me the foundation for a wonderful career. I’m glad to see it still going strong. 

On July 1, Andrew DeGuire will become the new Keyes Dean of the College of Business Administration. Dr. Anthony Pennington-Cross will stay on as the executive associate dean, coordinating our research and faculty management efforts while Andrew will spend more of his focus on building and sustaining external relationships. This model has put our college in the best possible position for success over the last year. I expect it will continue to do so. 

Thank you to everyone who has made my time as dean such a joy. Although I am entering a new stage of my career, this college will never be far from my thoughts. 
Tim Hanley 
Acting James H. Keyes Dean of the College of Business Administration