Associate AD/Engagement & External Affairs
Paul McInerny serves as Associate Athletic Director for Engagement & External Affairs at Marquette University. McInerny is responsible for athletic alumni relations, planned giving initiatives, and assists with major gift solicitation and endowment strategies. He joined the department in March 2005 from Dominican High School, where he served as president since 1995.
An alumnus of Marquette, McInerny earned two degrees from the University, a bachelor of arts in 1972 and a Ph.D. in education in 1989. He also holds a master's in journalism from Southern Illinois University. Following a successful two-year sports journalism career in North Dakota, he returned to Marquette in 1976 as an administrator serving in several capacities before his tenure at Dominican.
As an undergraduate, McInerny was a member of Marquette's soccer team and also earned membership in Phi Gamma Mu, the national social studies academic honor society. He served on the M Club board of directors from 1985 to 2005 including serving as its representative to the Marquette University Alumni Association national board. In 1996, he was awarded the Hy Popuch Award for service to Marquette athletics.
He helps coordinate a master's in leadership studies sports specialization and serves on its faculty. He has published scholarly works in several academic journals. His wife Carol and daughter Colleen are both Marquette alumni and son Kevin is an MU student.
McInerny also serves on the Board of Directors of Catholic Memorial High School.