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Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Milwaukee, WI

Marquette University, a private, coeducational, Catholic, Jesuit institution seeks an experienced, enterprising, and strategic academic leader to serve as its next Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost/EVP). The Provost/EVP will join a dynamic and highly motivated President and leadership team and play an integral role in helping the university achieve its goal to be recognized among the most innovative and accomplished Catholic, Jesuit universities in the world. This is an opportunity to galvanize a close-knit community, dedicated to a shared mission of excellence, faith, leadership, and service, around the execution of its ambitious strategic plan. The Provost/EVP will push Marquette to distinguish itself as a preeminent university, leading the way through a rapidly changing higher education landscape, grounded in its Catholic, Jesuit values, and further fostering the university’s excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Marquette is one of 27 Catholic, Jesuit universities in the United States and is the largest private university in Wisconsin. Its attractive 98-acre campus on the edge of Milwaukee’s downtown is home to a highly collegial community with more than 2,800 employees and a current enrollment at approximately 11,600 students. Marquette is ranked in the top 100 of national universities by U.S. News & World Report with aspirations to be in the top 75. In 2015, the university reached a new Carnegie research classification as a Doctoral University marked by “high research activity” – the second highest classification Carnegie bestows.

The Provost/EVP will be joining a University that has embarked on a transformation guided by the President, Dr. Michael R. Lovell, who became Marquette’s 24th President in 2014. Since that time, he has been working closely with the campus community in implementing Marquette’s ambitious strategic plan, Beyond Boundaries. This plan requires extraordinary investment and innovative new partnerships to bolster how Marquette delivers transformational education and student experiences to a diverse community of learners, advances research and scholarship, thrives in the new and dynamic environment of higher education, builds its endowment, and reimagines and reshapes its infrastructure. The Provost/EVP will work closely with the President, the Senior Vice President/COO, Deans, Vice Presidents/Provosts and other leaders to ensure a sound financial strategy for the University that has the Catholic, Jesuit mission at its core and also rewards creativity, innovation, and revenue generation to resource the University’s many aspirations.

To achieve these ambitious goals, the Provost/EVP will address the following key opportunities and challenges:

  • Drive academic planning in support of Marquette’s goal to be one of the most innovative and accomplished Catholic, Jesuit universities in the world
  • Inspire student success from enrollment through graduation and beyond
  • Grow and strengthen Marquette’s diverse and inclusive community
  • Carefully steward and collaborate with stakeholders to increase resources to support the academic mission
  • Align infrastructure around strategic priorities
  • Serve as a strategic, creative and thoughtful partner on the Executive Leadership Team and an advocate for the academic mission

This is a confidential search where the names of candidates, including finalists, will not be made public. Members of the campus community invited to participate in the finalist visits will be required to sign Acknowledgement of Confidentiality forms.

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications with CVs and cover letters should be submitted via this website. Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

Julie Filizetti is leading this search with Lindsay Gold and Ludi Chow.

Marquette University affirms its longstanding commitment to the principle of equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability, veteran’s status or national origin. Marquette affirms its commitment to the principle of affirmative action and its commitment to abide by state regulations and federal laws pertaining to equal employment opportunity.


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