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Michigan Tech Board of Trustees Creates Pavlis Honors College, Approves Two New Master's Degree Programs

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By Jennifer Donovan

February 21, 2014—

Michigan Technological University’s Board of Trustees approved establishment of the Pavlis Honors College at its regular meeting on February 21, 2014.  It is the first named college at Michigan Tech.

Named for longtime friend and advocate Frank E. Pavlis, a 1938 alumnus of Michigan Tech, the Pavlis Honors College will provide a home for a number of high-impact academic programs such as the Honors Institute, the Enterprise program, the Pavlis Institute for Global Technological Leadership and the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. 

“Over the past 16 years, Michigan Tech has created some of the most exceptional academic offerings in the country,” said Provost Max Seel.  “As their success caused them to grow, it became clear that we needed to bring these programs together.”

The Board also approved two new master’s degree programs. One will grant a Master of Science in Kinesiology through the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology..  The other will award a Master of Science in Accounting from the School of Business and Economics.

The MS in Kinesiology will enable students who do not plan to pursue a professional degree to be more competitive for a career in strength and conditioning, fitness or sports administration. The MS in Accounting is designed to prepare students to take professional certification exams such as the one for Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

After a closed session to discuss real property transactions and the a periodic evaluation of President Glenn Mroz, the Board acted to

The Board also heard reports from

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