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Richard J. Koubek

President-Elect Richard J. Koubek

On April 13, 2018, the Michigan Technological University Board of Trustees elected Richard J. Koubek, executive vice president and provost of Louisiana State University, to be the University's 10th president. Koubek will succeed President Glenn D. Mroz on July 1, 2018


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Special Meeting of the Michigan Tech Board of Trustees

A special meeting of the Michigan Tech Board of Trustees will be held on Friday, April 13 at 10 a.m. in Ballroom A of the Memorial Union Building (MUB).

The meeting agenda includes a vote to select and appoint the University’s tenth president.

All are welcome to attend a reception in the Opie Reading Room at the Van Pelt and Opie Library from 3 to 5 p.m. (April 13).


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Michigan Tech Community Memo

On February 28, the search committee chair and vice chair provided a memo to the campus community outlining the selection process to date and the future steps.

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Michigan Tech Community Memo

On January 25, the search committee chair and vice chair provided a memo to the campus community regarding University Community update meetings, Presidential Search Committee meetings, and a request for nominations.

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Michigan Tech Community Memo

On December 1, the search committee chair and vice chair provided a memo to the campus community regarding University Community update meetings, Presidential Search Committee meetings, and a request for nominations.

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Michigan Tech Community Memo

On November 3, the search committee chair and vice chair provided a memo to the campus community that includes information on building the candidate pool, the search profile, and requests for nominations.

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Michigan Tech Community Memo

On October 9, the search committee chair and vice chair provided a memo to the campus community that includes updates on the search progress and the process moving forward.

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Michigan Tech Community Memo

On September 7, the search committee chair and vice chair reached out to the campus community with a memo outlining the upcoming search process with details of how community members can contribute.

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Board Hires Firm to Assist in Presidential Search

The effort to hire a new University president took a major step forward as the Board of Trustees hired a firm to aid in the search. The Michigan Technological University Board of Trustees has selected the firm of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates to assist in the search for the University’s next president.

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Michigan Tech Board of Trustees Appoints Presidential Search Committee

At a special meeting on Friday, June 2, the Michigan Technological University Board of Trustees unanimously appointed members of a Presidential Search Committee.

The 14-member committee will review candidates for a president to succeed Glenn Mroz when he returns to the faculty at the end of June 2018.

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President Glenn Mroz

Michigan Tech President Glenn Mroz Announces Intention to Return to Faculty in 2018

Michigan Technological University President Glenn D. Mroz announced his intention to return to faculty starting no sooner than June 30, 2018. In an open letter to the University community yesterday, Mroz stated, “For some time now, the University leadership and I have worked to develop a comprehensive plan in anticipation of leadership succession."

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