The Greater Milwaukee Catholic Education Consortium is a partnership that aims to marshal the academic resources and professional expertise of the region’s Catholic colleges and universities to strengthen and sustain K-16 Catholic education. Its members, provide services in the areas of professional development, faith formation, and capacity building.

GMCEC Mission


A New Approach

In 2008, Marquette joined forces with Alverno College, Mount Mary University, Cardinal Stritch University and Marian University to create the Greater Milwaukee Catholic Education Consortium (GMCEC); the objective is to support Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The combined knowledge and power of the GMCEC's members are utilized to keep area K-12 Catholic education not only alive but vibrant. Through collaboration, the GMCEC enhances supportive programs that already occur on an individual basis as well as introduces and facilitates new initiatives. The mission of the GMCEC is to make Milwaukee's archdiocesan schools more viable as we seek to preserve their rich tradition of academic excellence and enhance Catholic social teaching, which affirms the dignity of all.

To help address these notable challenges, five regional Catholic colleges and universities are collaborating formally to affect positive change.

Marquette University, Alverno College, Cardinal Stritch University, Marian University and Mount Mary University have developed the Greater Milwaukee Catholic Education Consortium (GMCEC). This partnership of five Catholic institutions of higher education will endeavor to leverage our individual and collective strengths to serve as catalysts for Catholic educational change.


Sponsoring Partner: Marquette University

A premiere Catholic Jesuit Institution focused on the tenets of leadership, faith, service and excellence. The School of Education (soon to be a College of Education) is populated with talented teacher education and school leadership faculty who are dedicated to social justice and the education and welfare of all children.


Sponsoring Partner: Alverno

A educational leader in the liberal arts tradition, internationally recognized for the faculty's work with ability-based education and performance-based assessment. It focuses on integrative, experiential and reflective approaches to learning.


Sponsoring Partner: Cardinal Stritch

Cardinal Stritch University is a comprehensive, Franciscan Catholic University rooted in the liberal arts with a focus on value-centered education. With its knowledgeable faculty and staff, Stritch is a leading supplier of teachers and school administrators in the region.


Sponsoring Partner: Marian University

A Catholic liberal arts institution of higher learning that welcomes diverse spiritual traditions and is committed to the transformation of the individual and the world through lifelong learning.


Sponsoring Partner: Mount Mary College

A liberal arts college focused on leadership, integrity and a deep sense of social justice. Mount Mary’s sensitivity to moral values and Christian principles underscores its commitment to excellence in teaching and learning with an emphasis on thinking critically.


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