Kevin Morin was appointed vice president of operations at Milwaukee School of Engineering in October 2013. He was previously the human resources director and now oversees the following departments on campus: Athletics, Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities, Food Service, Human Resources, Kern Center, MSOE Bookstore, Public Safety and Residence Life.
Morin came to MSOE in 1978 as an admissions counselor after earning his bachelor’s degree from Marquette University. In 1980, Morin became the evening college coordinator/assistant registrar, where he worked until he moved into the Human Resources Department in 1982.
Morin, who served as the head wrestling coach for 20 years before he stepped down at the end of the 2013 season, guided his team to six team conference championships. He also had 28 wrestlers receive Academic All-American honors by the National Wrestling Coaches Association and ten teams were recognized for their academic excellence including four teams (2002-05) that had the highest GPA in the nation among NCAA Division III wrestling programs. The team’s 100 percent graduation rate among active seniors on the team is one stat that Morin is most proud of. He received the Johanna Seelhorst Werwath Distinguished Staff Award in 1986. He completed the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification in 1990 and maintains this professional certification.
MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,600 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest average starting and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.