Staff Listing

  • Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Administration


  • Pro Forma modeling
  • Projections
  • Data Analytics
  • Project Management
  • Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Administration


  • Manages logistics for the CFO and Sr. VP of Administration
  • Provides administrative support to the areas reporting to the CFO and Sr. VP of Administration
  • Develops reports, processes, and procedures

Direct Reports

  • Associate Vice President for Administration


  • Applying Lean principles, methods, and tools for process, service, and performance improvement
  • University business operations management
  • Organizational development and strategic alignment
  • Coaching for leadership excellence

About Theresa

  • Prior to her current suite of responsibilities at Michigan Tech, Theresa has enjoyed the opportunity to work across the institution in a broad range of administrative areas ranging from the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts to Human Resources and Facilities Management.  Some personal highlights at Michigan Tech have been acting as Project Manager for building the Little Huskies Child Development Center and serving as Logistics Section Chief of the Incident Command Team.  Adding to those highlights from her higher ed career would be coordinating the on-campus experience of the Green Bay Packers summer training camp at St. Norbert College and running The Fishbowl cafeteria in the Erb Memorial Union at the University of Oregon which is the site of the famous Food Fight scene in National Lampoon’s Animal House movie.  Theresa enjoys new challenges and learning new skills.
  • Executive Director of Institutional Research


  • Institutional Research Data Management and Reporting
  • Federal and State Reporting
  • Serve as consultants to administrative officers and University committees regarding operational studies and data
  • Maintain the official repository for statistical information about the University

About Rich

With over 25 years of experience in higher education, Rich is a state appointed member of Michigan’s P-20 Longitudinal Data System Advisory Council, the Doctoral University Representative on Michigan’s Higher Education Institutional Data Inventory Advisory Committee, and Michigan Tech’s representative on the Michigan Association of State Universities’ Institutional Research and Planning Directors Committee. His professional interests focus around operational and data management. When not working, he can often be seen attending a Michigan Tech hockey or basketball game.

  • Chief Information Officer

About Josh

  • Josh Olson has served as Chief Information Officer for Michigan Tech since 2015 after holding several leadership and technical positions in Information Technology since 2005. Josh currently oversees Information Technology and serves as the Vice-Chair for Merit Network's board of directors. When not at work, he enjoys spending time outdoors with family.
  • Associate Vice President for Finance
  • Treasurer, Michigan Tech Fund


  • Bond issuance and compliance
  • Treasury Management
  • Facilities and Administrative Rate (F&A) and Fringe Benefit rate proposal submissions and negotiations
  • Utilizes LEAN/continuous improvement principles and tools for process improvement initiatives

About Julie

  • For the first 20 plus years of Julie’s career at Michigan Tech was in research administration, where she was provided the opportunity to participate in providing administrative and compliance guidance to the dedicated faculty and staff regarding post award and pre-award activities. During her time in research administration Julie has participated in: a 4-year national pilot program to implement a new certification of payroll expenses, which resulted in revisions to federal grant and contract regulations to allow universities across the nation to implement project payroll certifications to document time charged federal grants and contract; the Lean Facilitator training program and was an early adopter of the Lean principles and methods; the finance software conversion; the development of Universities first Disclosure Statement, a federal requirement to document the accounting system for direct and indirect costs on externally funded research. Seppala is a native of the Copper Country and when not working, she enjoys spending time at the lake with her family and friends.