MSOE: Timothy W. Sullivan to receive honorary degree during MSOE Spring Commencement

MSOE Regent Timothy W. Sullivan will deliver the keynote address and receive an Honorary Doctor of Business and Economics degree at Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Spring Commencement. During the ceremony, 386 undergraduate and 47 graduate students in engineering majors, the Rader School of Business and the School of Nursing will receive their diplomas. Commencement takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, at the Kern Center, 1245 N. Broadway.

Sullivan is president and chief executive officer of Bucyrus International Inc. Bucyrus is the largest manufacturer of mining equipment in the world, and its corporate offices and primary manufacturing facility are located in southeastern Wisconsin.

Over the last 35 years, Sullivan gained a broad base of experience at Bucyrus. He previously served as COO, executive VP-marketing and VP of marketing and sales.

Under Sullivan’s leadership, Bucyrus has enjoyed much success including being named among the Top 50 Manufacturers in the United States and one of the Top 25 Growth Companies in Wisconsin. Bucyrus received the Finalist Award for Engineering Excellence and in the first quarter of 2011, Bucyrus’ earnings increased nearly 61%, driven by strong mining equipment sales in China, India, Brazil and Australia.

Sullivan is very involved in the community. In addition to serving on the Bucyrus Board of Directors and as an MSOE Regent, he serves on the boards of organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Greater Milwaukee Committee, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, Northwestern Mutual, Medical College of Wisconsin and United Way. Sullivan earned a business administration degree from Carroll University and an MBA from American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Ariz.

MSOE is an independent university with 2,600 students. MSOE offers 18 bachelor’s degrees and 10 master’s degrees in the engineering, engineering technology, building and infrastructure engineering, health-related engineering, computer, business and nursing fields. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; and extremely high placement rates and starting salaries. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.