Notable Leaders in Higher Education: Margaret Rauschenberger

Class of 2023

  • Category: Notable Leaders in Higher Education
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 37
  • Undergrad degree/university: Alverno College
  • Graduate degree/university: Marquette University

Margaret Rauschenberger, associate dean of the Alverno College School of Adult Learning and New Initiatives, is the “quintessential servant leader,” according to Laurie Kunkel-Jordan, dean of Alverno’s JoAnn McGrath School of Nursing and Health Professions.

“Peg has dedicated her life to the empowerment of disadvantaged persons aimed at transforming their lives and the future of their families and communities through the pursuit of higher education.”

Rauschenberger, who is also dean emerita of nursing at Alverno, was the keynote speaker at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s 2021 national conference. She spoke about competency-based education and assessment as a shared student-faculty commitment. After the speech, she served as a consultant for nursing schools across the country, and, in collaboration with Alverno faculty experts, she delivered webinars on how to implement AACN’s new “Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education.”

Rauschenberger is also a member of Advocate Health-St. Luke’s Community Outreach Committee that consults with and supports the hospital’s initiatives to improve the health and quality of life on Milwaukee’s south side.

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