Strategic Plan 2031 moves toward implementation with development of priority proposals 

Marquette is moving forward on the implementation stage for Guided By Mission, Inspired to Change: Marquette’s strategic plan for 2031, as the plan’s 18 priority leads and their respective teams have developed implementation proposals, which include outcomes, milestones, resources, metrics and contingency plans to mitigate risks. 

The Strategic Plan 2031 Core Team and a newly named advisory committee are reviewing the proposals for 1) readiness in terms of human, facility and financial resources; 2) alignment and synergies across priorities; and 3) connections to mission and diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

The Core Team and advisory committee will synthesize this information and seek input from the campus community to help shape recommendations to the Executive Leadership Team. Watch Marquette Today for upcoming opportunities to provide your feedback.  

Ultimately, the ELT will use the Core Team’s recommendations and supporting input to determine how the plan’s priorities will be sequenced and supported. Metrics will be used to measure progress toward achieving the strategic plan priorities and objectives and communicate that progress to the ELT and Board of Trustees. 

As announced at President Michael R. Lovell’s January address, the Core Team is led by Rev. John Thiede, S.J., vice president for mission and ministry, and Dr. Chris Navia, vice president for inclusive excellence, and supported by Alix Riley, director of institutional research; Kate Braasch, chief of presidential affairs; and Brigid Alba, assistant director of mission engagement. 

The plan’s priority leads follow: 

  • Rana Altenburg​, associate vice president for public affairs 
  • Rick Arcuri​, acting vice president for student affairs 
  • Dr. John Baworowsky, vice president for enrollment management​ 
  • Ian Gonzalez​, vice president for finance 
  • Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice president for research and innovation​ 
  • Dr. Jennifer Maney, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning​ 
  • Tim McMahon​, vice president for advancement 
  • Dr. Gary Meyer, senior vice provost for faculty affairs​ 
  • Dr. Chris Navia​*, vice president for inclusive excellence 
  • Claudia Paetsch, vice president for human resources​
  • Laurie Panella​, chief information officer 
  • Dr. Scott Reid, professor and interim associate dean for academic affairs, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences 
  • Alix Riley​*, director of institutional research 
  • Lora Strigens, vice president for planning and facilities management​ 
  • Dr. John Su​, vice provost for academic affairs and student success 
  • Rev. John Thiede, S.J.*​, vice president for mission and ministry 
  • Ralph Weber​, acting general counsel 
  • Dr. Doug Woods, vice provost for graduate and professional studies and dean of the Graduate School

*Indicates core team member

The priority teams comprise dozens of faculty, staff and students representing relevant expertise and governance bodies from colleges, divisions and offices across campus. 

The Core Team and priority leads are joined by a new advisory committee designed to broaden input. Members of the advisory committee, which includes governance body representatives, were nominated by deans, colleagues and senior administrators. The group includes: 

  • Dr. Kati Berg, associate professor and associate dean for academic affairs, Diederich College of Communication 
  • Molly Eldridge, director of development for the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, University Advancement  (Staff Senate representative) 
  • Dr. Andrew Kim, associate professor of theology, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences 
  • Dr. Jennifer Ohlendorf, associate professor, College of Nursing (Academic Senate representative) 
  • Dr. Tim Tharp, associate professor of physics, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences 
  • Dr. Jeffrey Toth, professor and associate dean for research, School of Dentistry 

Watch Marquette Today for additional updates in the coming weeks.