MUSG Senate: Revising the Marquette Mission; Daufenbach confirmed as Executive Vice President

MILWAUKEE (January 17, 2013) – In anticipation of Marquette University’s upcoming reaccreditation and the development of a long-term strategic plan, vice president for mission and ministry Dr. Stephanie Russell joined Marquette University Student Government Senate on Thursday for a presentation about the University’s mission statement.

Dr. Russell noted that the current mission statement has been used since 1988. She mentioned that maintaining the four pillars of Marquette’s education, excellence, faith, leadership and service, would be an essential part of the planning going forward. Dr. Russell led senators on a discussion regarding the current mission, asking their feedback to help build the future of the university.

Additionally, an online feedback form will be released in the next week on the Marquette strategic planning website to allow students and faculty to add additional feedback throughout the process.

Dr. Russell left senate after asking the question, “What do you long for the university to be? What is missing from the mission statement?” Students are encouraged to think deeply about this question before filling out the online feedback form.

After Dr. Russell’s presentation, President Arica Van Boxtel announced that University president Rev. Scott Pilarz, S.J. is hosting a strategic planning workshop on Wednesday, January 30 at 3:00 p.m.

Senate unanimously approved senior Off-Campus senator Joe Daufenbach as the new MUSG Executive Vice President with a vote of 26-0-0. His main goal in his new position is to be transparent to students about SOF allocations. In order to attain this goal, Joe will work on creating more communication about the SOF process and funding.

Following the vote on EVP Daufenbach, Senator Whelton was approved as an academic SOF senator with a vote of 23-1-0. After two rounds of voting, Senator Tucky was also elected to the SOF committee as a residential senator.

Programs Vice President Matt McGonegle informed the group that exciting new programs are to be held this semester. On Wednesday, January 23, free coffee and tea will be handed out in the Central Mall. This free giveaway is to raise awareness about DiversiTEA: How Do We Make Peace? to be held that same night.

Senate adjourned at 9:15 p.m.

For more information on MUSG’s news and events, visit musg.mu.edu or stop by the MUSG office, AMU 133. For additional updates, like MUSG on Facebook and follow MUSG on Twitter.

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