New president announces Marquette expansion

7 acres purchased in Milwaukee
New president announces Marquette expansion

The new president of Marquette University has announced an expansion of the school’s Milwaukee campus.

President Michael Lovell made the announcement during his inaugural ceremony address Friday.

Lovell said Marquette has purchased about 7 acres that will expand the school’s footprint to the east. He says the university will close on the property at the end of September.

During his speech at the Al McGuire Center, Lovell said school officials look forward to working with the campus community in the coming months to develop the best uses for the land.

Lovell is the first lay president in the Jesuit school’s 133-year history. He is former chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.