Marquette University News Release

Marquette promotes Tom Ganey to vice president of planning

May 20, 2013

Marquette University today announced that Tom Ganey has been promoted to vice president of planning in addition to his current role as university architect. For the past 20 years, Ganey has served in various university leadership roles, including project manager, assistant director of facility services and university architect. For the past year, he has led the university-wide strategic planning process as co-chair of the Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee. He will report to Dr. Mary DiStanislao, executive vice president.

In his new role, Ganey will continue to implement and develop the university-wide strategic plan that was endorsed by Marquette’s Board of Trustees on May 1, 2013, working with both administrative and academic partners across the university.

“Tom has demonstrated his ability as a leader, as well as a facilitator, and he has worked across our community to ensure our strategic planning process has been inclusive and collaborative,” DiStanislao said. “He brings a combination of initiative, experience and vision to this important new role, and he reaches across traditional university boundaries in every aspect of his work.”

Since joining Marquette, Ganey has been the leader of a $350 million campus improvement plan, including the construction of eight new buildings and seven major facility renovation projects, along with significant improvements to campus grounds. Two of the most recent projects under Ganey’s direction include Engineering Hall, a $50 million award-winning LEED Gold academic building, featuring innovative teaching and research laboratories, and Ray and Kay Eckstein Hall, an $85 million LEED Silver building housing the Marquette University Law School.

“The best thing about my work at Marquette has been the opportunity to work with so many bright people,” Ganey said. “In the last year, I was given a tremendous opportunity to engage in a great campus wide discussion about the future of our university, and I am looking forward to continuing this important work with colleagues across the campus.”

Ganey emphasized his gratitude for the leadership of Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice provost for research and dean of the graduate school, during the strategic planning process. Hossenlopp served alongside Ganey as co-chair of the Strategic Planning Coordinating Committee.

Marquette President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., announced the development of a university-wide strategic plan as a priority for the 2012–13 academic year during his inaugural Presidential Address in January 2012. The plan, named Beyond Boundaries: Setting the Course for Marquette’s Future, describes priorities for the university in advancing a new vision over the next five to seven years. Throughout the strategic planning process, the Office of the Provost has led academic planning and will continue to do so, in close collaboration with Ganey and university leadership, according to Pilarz.

Pilarz has emphasized the “urgent way the campus community must collaborate and innovate to ensure that our students are ready to assume lives as agents for change and problem solvers in a world of growing complexity.”

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