Marquette University President Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., announced his resignation to the Marquette community via email on Friday, Sept. 20. Members of Marquette University Student Government were surprised to learn of Father Pilarz’s decision.
“I’m just as surprised as everyone else. [The university email] was the first I’ve heard of this,” said MUSG President Sam Schultz.
MUSG is proud to have worked with Father Pilarz in the development of Marquette’s strategic plan and is thankful for his commitment to students.
“As we continue to advocate on behalf of students, I look forward to working with Chair [Charles M.] Swoboda and the Board of Trustees on the leadership transition in the coming months as they set a course for Marquette's future,” Schultz said.
Father Pilarz succeeded Rev. Robert A. Wild as Marquette University’s 23rd president in September 2011.