Mayor Cavalier Johnson
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Statement from Mayor Cavalier Johnson On the Passing of Marquette President Michael Lovell


By - Jun 9th, 2024 05:14 pm

Marquette University has always been a great institution in Milwaukee; President Dr. Michael Lovell made Marquette a great community partner.

“His faith was deep, and his commitment to service went beyond the boundaries of the campus. He promoted community service, he worked to improve public safety, and his leadership with the Near West Side Partners elevated that organization in ways that would not have been possible without him.

“It is hard to overstate Mike’s role in higher education in Milwaukee. For the past decade, he was the first lay leader of Marquette University. Prior to that, Mike was Chancellor Lovell, the leader of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.

“Equally impressive was Mike’s kindness and humility. He was a gentle person who cared deeply about Milwaukee. He served our community with distinction.

“I am greatly saddened by the passing of President Lovell. My sympathy goes out to his family, to the Marquette community, and to everyone in Milwaukee whose lives were touched by this great man.”

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

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One thought on “Statement from Mayor Cavalier Johnson On the Passing of Marquette President Michael Lovell”

  1. Thomas Sepllman says:

    Yes a truly great person. A great loss. He supported an effort to bring Milwaukee’s caring community together. It was going to be different this time. I will leave it to others to describe the progress made and progress was made. It is so tragic that SDC and now MPS are not in position to step up to the plate. Who is speaking for and acting for the Children of Milwaukee. When will MPS STOP all suspensions and provide THERAPY in all the school where others believe the police are needed. When oh when will all those with power will acknowledge that all kids who are abused/traumatized need therapy to help heal their DEVELOPING brains. Yes the brain of a 12 year old is the brain of a child not fully developed and clearly not being capable of understanding what a normal brain is. Michael Lovell understood that.

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