Giving

Advancement Staff

Les Cook

  • Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

William Roberts

  • Associate Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Engagement
Eric Halonen

Eric Halonen

  • Assistant Vice President for Advancement
  • Vice President, Michigan Tech Fund

Specialties

  • Oversee Advancement Officers team 
  • Advancement liaison for Graduate School, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics
Karla Aho

Karla Aho

  • Director for Gift Planning

Specialties

  • Engage alumni and friends in furthering Michigan Tech's mission and programs through financial support and other activities
Carol Argentati

Carol Argentati

  • Administrative Assistant for Advancement
Samantha Auger

Samantha Auger

  • Research Analyst
Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson

  • Senior Advancement Officer
  • 906-487-1087
  • Cell: 906-281-6983
  • adam@mtu.edu
  • Huntington Bank Building 610

Specialties

  • Directs the development of sustainable funding models for University programs that provide benefit to the University and industry partners
  • Leads development of initiatives to increase industrial funding for institutes, centers, and strategic programs at the University
Dale Kero

Dale Kero

  • Senior Advancement Officer

Specialties

  • Oversee University fundraising activity
  • Advancement liaison for College of Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Civil and Environmental Engineering
Marney Kloote

Marney Kloote

  • Donor Relations Officer
Ben Larson

Ben Larson

  • Senior Advancement Officer

Specialties

  • Engage alumni and friends in furthering Michigan Tech’s mission and programs through financial support and other activities
  • Advancement liaison for College of Sciences and Arts, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology, Humanities, ROTC, Social Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts
Heather Sander

Heather Sander

  • Operations Manager
Jacque Smith

Jacque Smith

  • Director of Graduate Enrollment Services

Specialties

  • Recruits graduate students
  • Develops advancement initiatives and marketing strategies
  • Facilitates alumni relations
Darcy Way

Darcy Way

  • Senior Advancement Officer

Specialties

  • Engage alumni and friends in furthering Michigan Tech’s mission and programs through financial support and other activities
Bryant Weathers

Bryant Weathers

  • Advancement Officer
Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams

  • Advancement and Alumni Marketing Manager

Specialties

  • Manage marketing communications for Advancement and Alumni Engagement
  • Write, edit, and develop content for marketing communications including newsletters, brochures, websites, electronic publications, and social media
  • Develop and write alumni and donor stories for publication