Octavio “Cas” Castro, vice president for human resources, is resigning from Marquette University, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dave Lawlor announced today. Castro, who has been with the university since 2009, has been named the new vice president of human resources for the Milwaukee Brewers. His last day at Marquette will be Friday, April 13.
“On behalf of the entire university leadership team, I want to express how grateful we’ve been for Cas’ leadership in guiding the university’s human resources strategy and operations for the past nine years,” Lawlor said. “Cas is well regarded among the university community, known for his professionalism and steady hand during even the most challenging times. We wish him well in his new opportunity with the Brewers.”
During his time at Marquette, Castro oversaw the development and implementation of Marquette’s compensation program and organizational development and leadership training program, and his office supported the growth of the university’s Employee Wellness Program.
“The decision to leave the university is one of the most difficult decisions I have ever made. My fondness for Marquette and for my colleagues with whom I have worked with for so many years is profound,” Castro said. “Serving as the vice president for human resources at Marquette during a time in which we experienced so much growth and success as a university has been one of the great privileges of my life. I am so incredibly thankful for my colleagues and all they do to make Marquette the special place that it is and for the gift of their partnership and friendship, which I will always treasure.”
A search for the next vice president for human resources will be announced in the coming weeks. Follow Marquette Today for updates.