Advancement Staff Listing

Les Cook

Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement

Adjunct Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-2465
lpcook@mtu.edu
Administration Building 505

William Roberts

Associate Vice President of Advancement and Alumni Engagement

906-487-2921
wrrobert@mtu.edu
Huntington Bank Building 704
Eric Halonen

Eric Halonen

Assistant Vice President for Advancement

Vice President, Michigan Tech Fund

906-487-3325
ehalonen@mtu.edu
Huntington Bank Building 707

Specialties

  • Oversee Advancement Officers team and Office of Gift Planning
  • Advancement liaison for Graduate School, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics
Karla Aho

Karla Aho

Director of Gift Planning

906-487-1811
kaho@mtu.edu
Huntington Bank Building 609

Specialties

  • Engage alumni and friends in furthering Michigan Tech's mission and programs through financial support and other activities
Carol Argentati

Carol Argentati

Administrative Assistant for Advancement

906-487-1827
caargent@mtu.edu
Huntington Bank Building 706
Erin Froese portrait

Erin Froese

Director of Advancement, SFRES

906-487-2417
emfroese@mtu.edu
Noblet Building 127
Dale Kero

Dale Kero

Senior Advancement Officer

906-487-2937
djkero@mtu.edu
Huntington Bank Building 701

Specialties

  • Oversee University fundraising activity
  • Advancement liaison for College of Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Civil and Environmental Engineering
Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson

Senior Advancement Officer

906-487-1087
Cell: 906-281-6983
adam@mtu.edu
Huntington Bank Building 610

Specialties

  • Directs the development of sustainable funding models for University programs that provide benefit to the University and industry partners
  • Leads development of initiatives to increase industrial funding for institutes, centers, and strategic programs at the University
Linda Korpela

Linda Korpela

Manager of Donor Outreach and Communications

906-487-3325
lkkorpel@mtu.edu
Huntington Bank Building 703

Specialties

  • Coordinate marketing, communications, and stewardship initiatives for Gift Planning program
  • Draft and edit individual proposals
Ben Larson

Ben Larson

Senior Advancement Officer

906-487-2464
balarson@mtu.edu
Huntington Bank Building 607

Specialties

  • Engage alumni and friends in furthering Michigan Tech’s mission and programs through financial support and other activities
  • Advancement liaison for College of Sciences and Arts, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology, Humanities, ROTC, Social Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts
Gail Mroz

Gail Mroz

Stewardship Officer

906-487-1972
gamroz@mtu.edu
Huntington Bank Building 702

Specialties

  • Assist in all presidential stewardship assignments
  • Coordinate major giving thank you calling program
  • Assist with stewardship of non-scholarship endowments including chair and faculty positions
  • Coordinate presidential donor events on and off campus
  • Meet with department chairs and other beneficiaries of endowments to coordinate stewardship
Jacque Smith portrait

Jacque Smith

Director of Graduate Enrollment Services

906-487-1434
jacque@mtu.edu
Administration Building 401A

Specialties

  • Recruits graduate students
  • Develops advancement initiatives and marketing strategies
  • Facilitates alumni relations
Sarah Vertin

Sarah Vertin

Administrative Assistant, Office of Gift Planning & Advancement Research

906-487-3305
scvertin@mtu.edu
Huntington Bank Building 601A
Darcy Way

Darcy Way

Senior Advancement Officer

Specialties

  • Engage alumni and friends in furthering Michigan Tech’s mission and programs through financial support and other activities
Bryant Weathers

Bryant Weathers

Gift Planning and Donor Communications Specialist

906-487-1780
baweathe@mtu.edu
Huntington Bank Building 601
Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams

Marketing Specialist/Writer

906-487-3239
sbwillia@mtu.edu
Administration Building G29

Specialties

  • Develop content for brochures, web, and electronic publications
  • Initiate and maintain giving website content
  • Develop donor stories for circulation
  • Generate and enhance alumni profiles