Kate Agnew Trevey is living her vocation – to help people develop their capacity and confidence to live a life worthy of their gifts and talents – by creating intentional leadership development initiatives within Jesuit higher education. She has studied at two Jesuit universities, receiving her bachelor’s degree in finance from Marquette University in 2004 and her master’s degree in higher education student affairs from Loyola University Chicago in 2007. She currently leads university-wide efforts to develop the leadership capacity of future innovators and change agents as the founding director and an instructor in Marquette University’s Excellence in Leadership (E-Lead) Program. She also guest lectures in several team-based engineering courses and she collaborates with a variety of other campus leadership development initiatives. In addition, Kate and her team facilitate corporate innovation and leadership development workshops for technical and engineering teams in the local business community. The Milwaukee Business Journal named her a Woman of Influence in 2019.
Prior to joining the Opus College of Engineering, Kate was responsible for campus-wide leadership programs and other student organization advising roles for seven years in the Office of Student Development at Marquette. She began her career as a corporate financial analyst for the Kohler Company.
Outside of work, Kate loves spending time with her family. She met her husband, Mick Trevey, Comm ’03, while they were students at Marquette. Together, they have three energetic and loving girls. Kate coaches girls’ youth soccer teams in Wauwatosa, volunteers in children’s ministries at Three Holy Women Catholic Parish on Milwaukee’s east side, and as a local and national advocate for quality improvement initiatives in pediatric healthcare, particularly for children living with juvenile arthritis.