Granholm Names Mroz to Investment Board

By Marcia Goodrich | Published

Governor Jennifer Granholm has named Michigan Tech President Glenn Mroz to a new state board created to make strategic investment decisions.

The Strategic Economic Investment and and Commercialization Board "will help make Michigan a breeding ground for innovation and turn cutting-edge research into thousands of high-paying jobs for our families," Granholm said.

The board was created in the 21st-century jobs package Granholm approved in November. It is responsible for allocating state funds for capital investments, commercial lending and commercialization development.

Board members represent various sectors contributing to Michigan's economic growth, including higher education, private industry, research and agencies focused on economic development. A. David Canter, senior vice president of Pfizer Global Research and Development, will chair the board.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.