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- PhD, Forestry, North Carolina State University
- BS, MS, Forestry, Michigan Technological University
Dr. Glenn D. Mroz became the ninth president of Michigan Technological University in 2004 after serving as Dean of the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science for four years. He served as a faculty member in the School since 1980. Dr. Mroz earned his BS and MS degrees in Forestry from Michigan Technological University and earned his PhD in forestry from North Carolina State University in 1983.
Mroz is a member of the Citizens Research Council of Michigan, Chair of the Michigan Universities Presidents Council, and Chair of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Council of Presidents. At the national level, he is one of thirty members of the Association of Governing Boards Council of Presidents, a member of the Science Coalition, and a former member of the American Council on Education Commission on Lifelong Learning. He is also a member of the Society of American Foresters, Xi Sigma Pi, Forestry Honor Society, and Soils Science Society of America.
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Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
- PhD, Theoretical Chemistry/Computational Solid State Physics, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg
- MS, Physics, Technical University of Munich
Max Seel serves as Michigan Tech’s provost and vice president for academic affairs. As chief academic officer he has responsibility for all of Michigan Tech’s academic programs and faculty, develops and implements the University’s strategic hiring initiatives, and oversees general education, outcome assessment, annual curriculum review, and more.
Seel joined the Michigan Tech faculty as an associated professor of physics in 1986, coming from the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg in Germany. He became head of the Department of Computer Science in 1988 and was promoted to full professor of physics in 1989. In January of 1990 he was named interim dean, and from 1991 to 2008 he was the dean of Tech’s College of Sciences and Arts. Seel was appointed to provost and vice president of academic affairs February, 2010.
Seel is a member of the American Physical Society, Sigma Pi Sigma, and Sigma Xi. He is referee for numerous journals in physics and computational chemistry. He is the author of eighty publications and has been . . .
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Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement
Adjunct Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
- EdD, Educational Leadership, Brigham Young University
- MS, BS, Political Science, Utah State University
Les P. Cook serves as the vice president for student affairs at Michigan Technological University, overseeing the areas of student life, residential life and housing, enrollment, marketing and communications, diversity programs, judicial affairs, and the dean of students.
Cook joined Michigan Tech in July 2003, serving as vice provost and dean of students before assuming the role of vice president. Before coming to the University, he was the associate vice president for student life at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.
Cook is actively involved with a number of professional and student service associations, including as vice president for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Region IV East. He also serves as a lead faculty member for the LeaderShape Institute and is a lifetime member of the National Orientation Directors Association, the American College Personnel Association College Student Educators International, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities . . .
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Chief Financial Officer (Michigan Tech)
President (Michigan Tech Fund)
- BS, Business Administration, Michigan Technological University
Daniel D. Greenlee is the chief financial officer for Michigan Technological University. As CFO, he is responsible for all investments, financial reporting, and accounting functions, including travel, accounts receivable and payable, billing and cashiers, purchasing, and the property office. He also serves as chief financial officer and executive director of operations for the Michigan Tech Fund, and treasurer for the Board of Control.
Greenlee has served as CFO since 2002; he came to Michigan Tech in 1999 as the University controller. Prior to his work with Michigan Tech, he was the senior vice president and controller at D&N Bank (now FirstMerit Bank) in Hancock, where he was responsible for accounting, tax planning and preparation, risk management, profit modeling, and SEC/OTS reporting. He directed the preparation of all financial statements and worked closely with internal and external auditors.
Greenlee volunteers his time as chair of the Business Affairs Officers Committee of the President’s Council of Michigan, member of the Governor’s Appointed Task Force on . . .
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Vice President for Administration
- MA, Economics, Central Michigan University
- BS, Business Administration, Michigan Technological University
Ellen S. Horsch is the vice president for administration at Michigan Technological University, overseeing the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum, athletics, sports and recreation, facilities management, human resources, the Memorial Union Building, the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, University Images, Campus Bookstore, and the Department of Public Safety and Police Services.
Horsch came to Michigan Tech in 1985 as a part-time instructor in the School of Business and Economics. She then served as manager of employee relations operations and director of the University’s human resources department before assuming her current role as vice president for administration in 2004.
Horsch is active in the Academy for Academic Personnel Administration, State of Michigan Business Affairs, College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, National Association of College and University Business Officers, as well as the Michigan American Council on Education Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education. She is also involved with the local community, working with both the Rotary Club of Houghton and the Alpha Gamma Delta Women’s Fraternity and . . .
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Chief Information Officer
- PhD, MS, Materials Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
- BS, Metallurgical Engineering, University of Cincinnati
Walter W. Milligan was named Michigan Technological University’s first chief information officer in July 2006. The chief information officer has responsibility for the information technology, networking, and computing efforts on campus, as well as information security, compliance, and electronic business processes.
Milligan joined the Michigan Tech faculty as assistant professor of metallurgical engineering in 1989. He was promoted to associate professor in 1993 and professor of materials science and engineering in 1997. He was the recipient of Michigan Tech’s Research Award in 2001, and has held professional positions at GE Aircraft Engines, NASA-Lewis Research Center, Carpenter Technology Corporation, Centre d’Études Nucléaires de Grenoble (France), and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Milligan is currently the secretary of the board of directors of Merit Network, Inc., and is a past member of the board of directors of both ABET and the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society.
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Vice President for Research
- PhD, MS, Forest Biometrics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
- MS, Statistics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
- BS, Forest Science, University of Arkansas-Monticello
David D. Reed serves as Michigan Technological University’s vice president for research, overseeing sponsored programs, technology and economic development, and integrity and compliance for research conducted at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Reed is a professor in Michigan Tech’s School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science and has been a principal investigator or co-investigator on more than $9 million in externally funded research since coming to the University in 1982. His work has involved researchers from a variety of disciplines at the University as well as from outside institutions, and his many sponsors range from the National Science Foundation to Mead Paper.
Reed has received a number of recognitions for his teaching and research, including the Scientific Achievement Award from the International Union of Forest Research Organizations . . .
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Vice President for Governmental Relations
- PhD, International Politics with Specialty in Middle Eastern Affairs, University of Maryland
- MA, Government and Politics, University of Maryland
- BS, Political Science, Northern Michigan University
Dale R. Tahtinen serves as Michigan Technological University’s vice president for governmental relations, overseeing internal audit functions, risk management, occupational safety and health, institutional analysis, legal matters, and governmental relations. He also serves as secretary for the University’s Board of Control.
Previously, Tahtinen was president of The Tahtinen Group, an international government relations and marketing consulting firm providing clients with marketing expertise, access to increased international market share, and strategic planning.
Tahtinen has had an active career in the federal government. In 1979, he was appointed President Reagan's foreign and defense issues advisor. While a Reagan appointee, Tahtinen was deputy assistant secretary of state for international trade controls and chief negotiator for all technology transfer as it impacted national security. He also . . .