By promoting opportunities for reflection, attentiveness and action, the office encourages faculty and staff of every faith to see their work as part of a larger effort to serve the common good and explore the various ways in which faith and justice are at the very heart of a Marquette’s education. The Office of Mission and Ministry works in partnership with the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality, Campus Ministry, Center for Teacher and Learning, and maintains an ongoing dialogue with key university office (Office of the Provost, Office of the Executive Vice President, College Offices, Division of Student Affairs, Human Resources and the like) in order to support their efforts in the area of mission integration and mission leadership. Our work is highly collaborative, since every office and effort on campus plays a part in realizing Marquette’s mission.
The Office of Mission and Ministry is staffed by Stephanie Russell (Vice President) Rev. Douglas Leonhardt, S.J. (Associate Vice President), Kathy Coffey-Guenther (Associate Vice President) and Brigid Kinsella-Alba (Assistant to the Vice President). We work in collaboration with the rest of the Mission and Ministry team, and all members of the Marquette University community, to assure that Marquette's commitment to faith, excellence, leadership and service is alive in every aspect of university life.
The work of the office benefits from the input and advice of the Mission Council, a consultative body of persons throughout the university who offer guidance and provide a broad perspective on mission effectiveness.
Specifically, the Office of Mission and Ministry: