Guiding Principles

We are Many Units—We are One Administration


The units within Administration contribute to the University's Strategic Plan by providing essential infrastructure, service, and support that provides a positive Michigan Tech experience to our students, faculty, staff, alumni, visitors, and other members of the Michigan Tech community.

Service Excellence

Our units strive to create a great Michigan Tech experience for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors. We seek to continuously enhance our understanding of customer and stakeholder needs that supports institutional values.

Safety and Risk Management

We conduct university business with the goal of enhancing the safety of the entire University Community, as well as to minimize operational, financial, reputational, strategic, and compliance risk. We strive to employ best practices with regards to workplace laws, regulations, and standards to provide for the physical safety of people, facilities, and assets, and for the security of data and sensitive information.

Continuous Improvement

We foster and support a collaborative culture that focuses on empowering people to contribute to solving problems, eliminating wasteful activities, and improving processes that continue to enhance the Michigan Tech experience and student success.

Professional Development

We value the on-going growth and professional development of our staff, and support the ongoing pursuit of education, training, and certification opportunities with the belief and expectation that it will contribute to enhancing the Michigan Tech experience.