MILWAUKEE — As part of planned changes to its leadership structure to better align with the university’s new strategic plan, the Marquette University Provost’s Office announces the following new leaders and promotions:

  • Dr. Chris Navia, vice president for inclusive excellence, will move into a new role as acting vice president for belonging and student affairs, which combines the university’s institutional diversity and inclusion and student affairs functions. The role is effective July 1.
  • Brian Troyer, associate vice provost for enrollment management and dean of Undergraduate Admission, will serve as acting vice president for enrollment management and dean of undergraduate admissions. This follows the retirement of Dr. John Baworowsky, outgoing vice president for enrollment management. The role is effective July 1.
  • Dr. Scott D’Urso, associate dean in the Graduate School, will serve as acting vice provost for graduate and professional studies and dean of the Graduate School. This follows the departure of Dr. Doug Woods, who was recently named provost at Loyola University Chicago. The role is effective immediately.
  • Alix Riley, director of institutional research, has been promoted to chief academic effectiveness officer; she will join the University Leadership Council. The role is effective immediately.
  • Title IX Coordinator and Director of Student Civil Rights Compliance Kristen Kreple will now report to the provost.

The Provost’s Office also announced the creation of a new position, chief wellness officer. The individual in this role will lead the development of a holistic, multidisciplinary strategy for student health and well-being, while integrating well-being into all facets of the Marquette student experience, aligning with Marquette’s new strategic plan and the early 2025 opening of the university’s integrated Wellness + Helfaer Recreation facility. The university will conduct a national search to fill this new position.

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