Dr. Janet Wessel Krejci currently serves as Dean and Professor for Marquette University College of Nursing, where she returned in January, 2017. From 2009 through December, 2016, she served at Illinois State University first as Dean of the Mennonite College of Nursing and then as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Illinois State University. From 1988 through 2009 Janet served at Marquette University College of Nursing as Associate Dean, Graduate Option Coordinator, Honors Advisor and faculty roles. She was also selected as an American Council on Education Leadership Fellowship in 2007, where she spent the academic year hosted by Arizona State University. In addition to the ACE leadership fellowship, she was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Executive Fellow for the 2008-2011cohort. She previously served as Chair of the Advocate BroMenn Governing Council, the chair of the Illinois Association of Colleges of Nursing and was appointed by the Governor of Illinois to the Advisory Board for the Illinois Center for Nursing from 2012-2016.
Locally, Dr. Krejci serves on the Social Responsibility Committee of Aurora Health Care. Janet has served as faculty on several different Leadership Development Fellowships including the Center for Leadership, University of South Carolina and the Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders Fellowship program. She frequently participates in area panels on health care and higher education issues and speaks to various civic groups. She is married to Stephen and has two sons, Kevin and John.