Dr. Michael R. Lovell is the 24th president of Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, and the first lay president in the university’s 135-year history.
At Marquette, he has blended initiatives focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, and community renewal and development with the university’s Catholic Jesuit mission. Along with his leadership team, Dr. Lovell is working toward implementing Marquette’s strategic plan, Beyond Boundaries, while coordinating with it new plans for academic programs and campus infrastructure.
He serves on the boards of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, The Water Council, Milwaukee Succeeds, Mid-West Energy Research Consortium, Innovation in Milwaukee, BizStarts, Near West Side Partners and the Center for International Health.
Previous to joining Marquette University in July 2014, he was the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and, earlier, dean of its College of Engineering and Applied Science. Before his arrival in Wisconsin in 2008, he held leadership and faculty positions at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Kentucky.
He holds three degrees, all in mechanical engineering and including his PhD, from the University of Pittsburgh.