Meet the Digital Services Team

Joel C. Vertin
"Just Go with It!"

Joel C. Vertin

Project Manager/Web Marketing Specialist

About Joel

  • Schedules new web projects for the University.
  • Assists in web marketing strategy and project management.
  • Has experience with CMS project management, search engine optimization, web analytics, social media, customer support, and user training.
  • Is a Michigan Tech alumnus from Laurium.
  • Favorite sports include golf, basketball, and softball. Enjoys attending Michigan Tech sports events.
Gail Sweeting
"Simple design, intense content."
—Edward R. Tufte

Gail Sweeting

Digital Content Manager

906-487-3506
gasweeti@mtu.edu
Alumni House 205

About Gail

  • She helps departments prepare their website copy for migration to the University’s content management system.
  • She trains department web liaisons to maintain their websites in CMS and guides them in establishing a schedule for updating their sites.
  • She is an original member of the UMC web team.
Scott Shannon

Scott Shannon

Digital Developer

906-487-2840
smshanno@mtu.edu
Alumni House 302

About Scott

  • He is a Michigan Tech Alumnus.
  • His background in computer science enhances his web development skills and abilities in web design.
  • He is a technical lead for the University’s content management system.
  • He creates and maintains University web pages, styles, scripts, and specialty websites.
  • He examines web technologies in order to enhance user online experiences using the latest web standards.
Alex Hughes

Alexander Hughes

Digital Developer/Web Programmer

906-487-2431
ajhughes@mtu.edu
Alumni House 302

About Alexander

  • He is a Michigan Tech Alumnus from Hancock.
  • He is the programming and technical lead for the University’s content management system (CMS).
  • He assists in CMS training and technical user support.
  • He is an avid golfer, enjoys curling, watches many many movies, and would like to visit Finland someday.
Quentin Franke's Staff Photo

Quentin Franke

Digital Services Specialist

About Quentin

  • He is the latest addition to the web group.
  • He works with the CMS and various web duties.
  • He enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking, and golf.
Sue Hill

Sue Hill

Digital Services Specialist

About Sue

  • She is a Michigan Tech alum, a local, and a long time former staff member with many departments.
  • She represents the College of Sciences and Arts regarding content management system (CMS) services.
  • She works with web liaisons within the college to maintain the websites for departments and programs.
  • She enjoys gardening, waterfalls, agate picking, and Lake Superior.