The president of Michigan Technological University is the chief executive officer, appointed by and reporting to the Board of Trustees, the governing body of the University. The president is ultimately responsible for all aspects of Michigan Tech. The executive associate to the president and secretary of the Board of Trustees works closes with the board, president, and other executive team members to fulfill university objectives and goals.
The provost and vice president for academic affairs is the chief academic officer of the University, responsible for the quality of Michigan Tech’s academic programs and its faculty. A member of the University's executive team and ex-officio on the University Senate, the provost leads the Deans’ Council and the Academic Forum, which includes all academic deans, chairs, and directors, to develop academic policies and procedures. The provost also leads the accreditation effort through the Open Pathway of the Higher Learning Commission.
Advances Michigan Tech’s mission, vision, and goals through effective and efficient administrative and support services. The vice president for administration provides services to faculty, staff, students, and the community—helping to ensure a safe, healthy, and attractive campus.
The vice president for research helps faculty researchers identify potential funding sources and write and submit proposals. The office also provides support for developing budgets and complying with federal and state regulations.
Student Affairs and Advancement at Michigan Tech is a diverse variety of departments, staff members, and programs focused on student success. Our programs, services, and initiatives help crazy smart students create the future.
The Board of Trustees is the governing body for Michigan Technological University. The people of the state of Michigan have enacted the following enabling legislation.
The government of the Michigan Technological University, the conduct of the University's affairs, and the control of the University's property shall be vested in a board of eight (8) members, who shall be known as the Board of Trustees of the Michigan Technological University, and who shall be appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice of the Senate.
The Michigan Tech University Senate, established in 1958, serves as the representative body for academic and research faculty and professional staff and hence, as the principal means by which Senate constituents participate in the shared governance of Michigan Tech. Through its Constitution, which is Board of Trustees policy, the Senate is vested with the responsibility and authority to review and establish policy in a variety of areas, including matters of academic policy and procedures.