MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Marquette University's new president will officially begin full time on July 1st.
Mike Lovell is wrapping up his duties as UW-Milwaukee's outgoing chancellor. Marquette now says Lovell will start working on that campus Monday to make the transition to his new job -- and he'll work closely with the school's interim president, Father Robert Wild.
Lovell was initially named in late March as the first lay president of the Milwaukee Jesuit university. He was planning to stay at UWM until August -- but his departure was moved up to this Saturday, after Mark Mone was named as that school's interim chancellor.
Lovell will be formally inaugurated at Marquette with a Mass on September 18th and a ceremony on the 19th.
Wild will stay at Marquette part-time, to work on fundraising and maintain long standing relationships he has built up with the school's friends and alumni over the years.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)