Advancement Staff

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

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
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
Cedric Kennedy

Cedric Kennedy

  • Engagement Officer
906-487-1302
cwkenned@mtu.edu
Huntington Bank Building 608
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
Marney Kloote

Marney Kloote

  • Donor Relations Officer
906-487-3325
mkloote@mtu.edu
Huntington Bank Building 703
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

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

  • Coordinator for Gift Planning Administration
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

  • Manage marketing communications for Advancement and Alumni Engagement
  • Write, edit, and develop content for marketing communications including newsletters, brochures, websites, electronic publications, and social media
  • Develop and write alumni and donor stories for publication