Dean of the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

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Marquette University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Marquette University, a private, coeducational, Catholic, Jesuit institution, seeks a dynamic, visionary and collaborative leader to serve as the next Dean of the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). CAS is the largest and most academically diverse unit at Marquette and is home to vibrant undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as faculty with an exceptional record of research, scholarship, community engagement, and commitment to their students. Partnering with faculty, students, staff, alumni, and the broader Marquette community, the Dean will provide strategic leadership and build relationships to advance the College’s commitment to academic and scholarly excellence, research, and enrichment of the student experience. The new Dean will guide CAS through a rapidly changing higher education landscape while championing internally and externally the value proposition of a liberal arts education grounded in Ignatian practices and values.

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 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. Marquette’s mission is the search for truth, the discovery and sharing of knowledge, the fostering of personal and professional excellence, the promotion of a life of faith, and the development of leadership expressed in service to others. The University aims to graduate students who are transformed by their education and who, in turn, will transform the world.

The Dean will join a University that has embarked on a transformation guided by Dr. Michael R. Lovell, who became Marquette’s 24th President in 2014. Since that time, Dr. Lovell has led the campus community to implement 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; champions diversity, inclusion, and equity; advances research and scholarship; thrives in the new and dynamic environment of higher education; increases its endowment; and reimagines and reshapes its infrastructure, while building important partnerships in the greater Milwaukee community. CAS is critical to realizing these strategic goals, and the next Dean will need to address the following key opportunities and challenges:

  • Model and implement visionary, collaborative, creative, and strategic leadership for CAS
  • Elevate the visibility and relevance of CAS and serve as a compelling champion for a Catholic, Jesuit liberal arts education in the 21st century
  • Effectively manage and grow the College’s resources, and assertively lead fundraising efforts
  • Strategically and creatively advance the educational mission of CAS by strengthening existing programs and developing new programs, modes of delivery, and student markets
  • Enhance and promote high-impact learning initiatives to ensure a transformational experience for the academic, personal, and professional development of all students
  • Advocate and fundraise to improve the physical facilities of CAS departments and centers and support and elevate the research and scholarship of faculty and students
  • Recruit, retain, and nurture excellent faculty and staff, while building a culture of collaboration, equity,

Marquette has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. 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. For more details, including the full position profile and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please see the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

Julie Filizetti and Alanya Green

Isaacson, Miller

1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300

San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: 415.655.4900

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.