Presidential Search Committee to Hold Town Hall Meetings
The next step in the search for a new president of Michigan Tech takes place this month with a series of town hall meetings designed to gather input from the University community and the general public, held over two days on the Michigan Tech Campus. Two additional town hall meetings are scheduled for Lower Michigan.
On April 5, University President Glenn Mroz announced he is stepping down at the end of June 2018 from the position he has held for more than 13 years to return to the classroom. Immediately, the Board of Trustees launched a search for the University’s 10th president.
A 14-member Presidential Search Committee has been appointed and the search firm of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates has been hired to assist the committee with its search.
From the very beginning, the Board of Trustees has sought input from all members of the University community regarding the University’s values and priorities as well as the desired characteristics of the next president.
On Wednesday and Thursday, (Sept. 13 and 14), consultants from Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates will be on campus to preside over town hall meetings. The consultants will also facilitate regional town hall meetings in the Grand Rapids area and Ann Arbor, Sept. 19 and 20 respectively.
In Houghton, the meetings will be held from 9:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 13) and 7:30 a.m. to noon Thursday (Sept. 14). Separate meetings will be held for the University Senate, administration officials, staff council, faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students and alumni, and there will be a meeting open to the public.
The open town hall meeting will be held from 9:30-10:15 a.m. on Thursday (Sept. 14) in the MUB Ballroom B2-3. A schedule of the town hall meetings is available online.
The search committee plans to hold initial interviews with candidates during the winter months and to provide a slate of two to four semi-finalist candidates to the full Board of Trustees in February.
The Board of Trustees will then interview the semi-finalist candidates and make the final selection of a president of Michigan Tech to succeed President Glann Mroz when he return to Michigan Tech faculty at the end of June 2018.