Expanding Our Reach

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

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 threw the first pitch at 2:55 p.m.
  • Snacks for students

Thursday, April 27

Alumni Leadership Reception

Friday, April 28

Student Activity in the Campus Center

President’s Reception in the Kern 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 ’18 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

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