Notable Women in Education: Janet Krejci

Dean, College of Nursing / Marquette University

  • Category: Notable Women in Education
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 34
  • Undergrad degree/university: Bachelor of science in nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Graduate degree/university: Ph.D. in nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Dr. Janet Krejci, dean of the Marquette University College of Nursing, is a strategic leader who always puts Marquette’s mission first, according to Kimo Ah Yun, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

“She has a relentless work ethic when it comes to leading the college’s faculty and staff, and she takes great pride in advocating for students. Dr. Krejci is a role model who cares deeply for the academic and cocurricular development of all future Marquette nurses,” said Ah Yun.

Krejci is well respected nationally, with deep relationships with other leaders at health systems throughout the region, Ah Yun said.

“Growing and diversifying the nursing workforce is not simply Dr. Krejci’s vision. Strategic and savvy, she works tirelessly to turn passion into practice,” Ah Yun said. “Most recently, her leadership and vision inspired an alumni couple to step forward with a transformational $31 million gift to fuel scholarships, increase diversity, drive innovative health care advances and support strategic initiatives in the college.”

“Recognizing the rapidly changing health care environment, Dr. Krejci and her team have a plan to meet a pressing need to develop future nurse leaders,” Ah Yun said.

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