Board of Trustees


The Board of Trustees has fiduciary responsibility and is the principal governance authority for Marquette University. The board is responsible for preserving and enhancing Marquette’s mission and ensuring that long-term planning and goals are defined and executed by the university community.

Marquette’s bylaws stipulate that the Board of Trustees be comprised of not fewer than 25 and not more than 40 members, of whom no fewer than five and no more than eight must be members of the Society of Jesus. The university’s president serves ex-officio as a member of the board. The board is self-perpetuating, meaning that trustees are responsible for electing new members. Trustees serve for three-year terms and may be re-elected to serve for a maximum of 12 years. Trustees are volunteers and are not compensated for their service.

The board holds in trust Marquette’s human, physical, and financial and assets for future generations. The trustees are stewards of Marquette’s Catholic and Jesuit identity. They establish policies on university strategy, financial management, fundraising, investments, property and assets. The board is responsible for hiring and evaluating the university’s president. The day-to-day administration of Marquette is the responsibility of the university president and his leadership team.


Todd A. AdamsMr. Todd A. Adams
President and Chief Executive Officer
Rexnord Corporation

Robert J. EckMr. Robert J. Eck
Arts ’80
President and CEO
Anixter International Inc.

John F. FerraroMr. John F. Ferraro
Chair of the Marquette Board
Bus Ad '77
Global Chief Operating Officer - Retired
Ernst & Young
Rev. James GartlandRev. James G. Gartland, S.J.
Rector, Saint Peter Faber Jesuit Community
Boston College

Hon. Janine P. GeskeHon. Janine P. Geske
Law ’75
Retired Professor of Law and
Retired Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court

Jon D. HammesMr. Jon D. Hammes
Managing Partner
Hammes Company
Nancy HernandezMs. Nancy Hernandez
Grad ’02
President and Founder
ABRAZO Multicultural Marketing
and Communication
Darren JacksonMr. Darren R. Jackson
Bus Ad '86
President and Chief Executive Officer
Advance Auto Parts
Rev. Thomas Lawler, S.J.Rev. Thomas A. Lawler, S.J.
Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus
Patrick LawtonMr. Patrick S. Lawton
Bus Ad ’78, Grad ’80
Managing Director of
Fixed Income Capital Markets
Robert W. Baird & Co.
Dr. Michael R. LovellDr. Michael R. Lovell
Marquette University

Rev. Patrick McGrath, S.J.Rev. Patrick McGrath, S.J.
Loyola Academy
Kelly McShaneMs. Kelly McShane
Arts ’68
Retired School Psychologist
Arnold MitchemDr. Arnold L. Mitchem
Grad '81
President Emeritus
Council for Opportunity in Education
Rev. Kevin F. O'Brien, S.J.Rev. Kevin F. O'Brien, S.J.
Vice President for Mission and Ministry
Georgetown University
Rev. Joseph O'Keefe, S.J.Rev. Joseph M. O'Keefe, S.J.
Professor of Education
Boston College

Janis OrlowskiDr. Janis M. Orlowski
Eng '78
Chief Health Care Officer
Association of American Medical Colleges
James O'RourkeMr. James D. O'Rourke
Bus Ad '87
Retired Chairman, President, and CEO
A&A Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Kristine A. RappéMs. Kristine A. Rappé
Retired - SVP/CAO
Wisconsin Energy Corporation
Glenn (Doc) RiversMr. Glenn A. Rivers
Arts '85
Head Coach
Los Angeles Clippers
Scott A. RobertsMr. Scott A. Roberts
Bus Ad ’85
President, CEO, and Chairman
Ziegler Capital Management, LLC (ZCM)
Hon. W. Greg RybergHon. W. Greg Ryberg
Arts '68
Retired Senator
State of South Carolina
Scott H. SchroederMr. Scott H. Schroeder
Bus Ad ’92, Grad ’96, Law ’96
Co-Founding Partner
Balyasny Asset Management
Owen J. SullivanMr. Owen J. Sullivan
Vice Chair of the Marquette Board
Arts ’79
Operating Partner
Baird Capital
Charles M. SwobodaMr. Charles M. Swoboda
Eng '89
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Cree, Inc.
Benjamin S. TracyMr. Ben Tracy
Comm '98, Grad '04
National Correspondent
CBS News
Peggy TroyMs. Peggy Troy
Nurs '74
President and Chief Executive Officer
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
 James M. WeissMr. James M. Weiss
Arts '68
Senior Portfolio Manager
Segall Bryant & Hamill
Thomas H. WernerMr. Thomas H. Werner
Eng '86
President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board
SunPower Corporation
Hon. James A. Wynn, Jr. Hon. James A. Wynn, Jr.
Law '79
Federal Appeals Court Judge
US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Rev. Michael A. Zampelli, S.J.Rev. Michael A. Zampelli, S.J.
Rector, Santa Clara Jesuit Community and Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance
Santa Clara University
Anne A. ZizzoMs. Anne A. Zizzo
Jour '87
Zizzo Group


Corporate Secretary

Steven W. FriederMr. Steven W. Frieder