Michigan Tech Board Extends President Mroz's Contract

By Jennifer Donovan | Published

At its regular meeting on December 9, 2011, Michigan Technological University’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to extend the contract of President Glenn D. Mroz for two years.  The contract will run to June 30, 2016.

The action followed a formal review of Mroz’s performance, which the board conducts on an annual basis. His performance is measured against specific criteria and measures tied to the university’s strategic plan and to the overall management of the institution.

The board’s action reflects its satisfaction with Mroz’s leadership and its desire to have him guide the institution to higher levels of achievement in an increasingly challenging environment.

“What Michigan Tech has accomplished with Glenn at the helm is truly remarkable,” said Marty Richardson, chair of the Board of Trustees.  “Michigan Tech is thriving under Glenn’s leadership because there is a sound strategic plan and he insures that all major decisions connect to it.  Also, he recognizes that we are only as good as our people - faculty, staff, and students – and that supporting their work is a top priority.”

Julie Fream, chair of the board committee responsible for assessing presidential performance, cited several key successes as evidence of Tech’s progress.  “The board is pleased with our strong enrollments, financial stability, increased research activity, physical plant enhancements, fundraising growth, and greater public awareness of Tech’s quality,” Fream explained.

Richardson conveyed the board’s optimism going forward. “We are excited about the future and the challenge of meeting our ambitious goals and further raising Michigan Tech’s profile. The Board’s desire is for Glenn to build on the current momentum and take Tech to even greater heights.”

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.