Daniel J. Scholz

President at Cardinal Stritch University


Dr. Daniel J. Scholz was named the 10th president in Cardinal Stritch University on June 24, 2021. He had served as acting/interim president of the University since May 2020. He also was Stritch’s Vice President of Academic Affairs since 2018.

Scholz joined the University in 2004 and has served as a tenured faculty member and chair of the Religious Studies department, executive director of the Saint Clare Center for Ministry and Leadership, and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Scholz has more than 35 years of teaching experience at high school, college and graduate school levels. He began teaching theology in 1985 at Pius XI High School where he also served as theology department chair for 10 years. He taught biblical studies at Saint Francis de Sales Seminary for six years before coming to Stritch.

Scholz earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in psychology and comparative religions in 1982 and a master’s degree in Christian theology from Mundelein College in 1985. He received a doctorate from Marquette University in 1997 in biblical theology. Scholz is an active member of the Catholic Biblical Society and the Society of Biblical Literature.


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