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Governor Appoints Steve Hicks to Michigan Tech Board of Trustees

Last Modified 2:02 PM on Mon Jun 15, 2015

By Jennifer Donovan

July 26, 2007—

July 26, 2007 — Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm has appointed Marquette businessman Stephen J. Hicks to the Michigan Technological University Board of Trustees. He succeeds Michael C. Henricksen.

Hicks is president and CEO of J.M. Longyear LLC, a natural resources company. He also is vice chairman of Minnesota Steel.

“We couldn’t be more pleased that Steve Hicks has agreed to join our Board of Trustees,” said Michigan Tech President Glenn D. Mroz. “His love for the University and his experience in Michigan business makes a winning combination.”

An alumnus of Michigan Tech, Hicks graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He has served on Michigan Tech’s School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science Advisory Board, and he brings more than 20 years of experience in businesses focused on natural resources.

Hicks has served as chair of the Michigan Forest Products Council. He is also a graduate of the University of Michigan Business School Executive Program.

“We’re excited to welcome a Board member as knowledgeable as Steve Hicks,” said Kathryn Clark, chair of Michigan Tech’s Board of Trustees. “We’re also delighted to have another person on the Board who graduated from the Business School.”

Hicks said: “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to help Michigan Tech execute their vision, to create the future.”

Michigan Technological University (www.mtu.edu) is a leading public research university developing new technologies and preparing students to create the future for a prosperous and sustainable world. Michigan Tech offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering; forest resources; computing; technology; business; economics; natural, physical and environmental sciences; arts; humanities; and social sciences.