Expanding Our Reach

On April 29, 2017, John Y. Walz, Ph.D. will be inaugurated as MSOE’s fifth president since its founding in 1903.

Dr. John Y. Walz

Dr. John Y. Walz

Inauguration Week Celebratory Events
Monday, April 24 – Saturday, April 29, 2017

Monday, April 24

Kick-off to Inauguration Week

  • Faculty and Staff Reception
  • Board of Regents Meeting
    Post-meeting reception with Regents and spouses

Tuesday, April 25

Corporation Member Luncheon with President Walz

Wednesday, April 26

Women’s Softball Game

  • President Walz will throw out the first pitch at 2:55 p.m.
  • Snacks for students

Thursday, April 27

Alumni Leadership Reception

Friday, April 28

Student Activity in Campus Center

Saturday, April 29

Inauguration Ceremony

MSOE Presidents

Oscar Werwath, founder   1903 – 1948
Karl O. Werwath ’36   1948 – 1977
Robert R. Spitzer, Ph.D.   1977 – 1991
Hermann Viets, Ph.D.   1991 – 2015
John Y. Walz, Ph.D.   2016 –

President’s Inauguration Committee

Dr. G. Woodrow Adkins   MSOE Regent, Committee Chair
Jordan Crawford   Student Government Association
Sandy Everts   Marketing and Public Affairs
Dr. Bill Farrow   Faculty representation (Mechanical Engineering Department)
Jackie Herd-Barber ’84   MSOE Corporation Member
Jo Miglio   President’s Office
Jonathan Kowalski   Interim VP of Development
Tom Krumenacher ’90, ’98   Alumni Association President
Dr. Anne-Marie Nickel   Faculty representation (Physics and Chemistry Department)
Nick Seidler   Student Life
Cathy Varebrook   Alumni Affairs and Special Events

Event Contact

Questions may be directed to Cathy Varebrook, at (414) 277-4523 or varebroo@msoe.edu.

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