Giving

Board of Directors

Membership

The MTF Board of Directors is comprised of alumni and friends of Michigan Tech. They
represent a range of backgrounds, professional experiences, and locations. Included in this
number are three individuals appointed from the Board of Trustees.

Role

Two primary functions make up the Board's charge:

  • Oversee the receipt, investment, and administration of private contributions to Michigan
    Tech
  • Advise on the selection of an external auditor and oversee financial reporting, internal
    controls, and risk management

Structure

The business and affairs of the Michigan Tech Fund are managed by a board of nine Directors,
consisting of three individuals appointed from the University Board of Trustees, the President of
the University, the Chief Financial Officer, and four at-large members.

Standing Committees include: Investment Committee and Finance and Audit Committee

Officers of the Board include: Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, President of MTF, Vice President
of MTF, Secretary, Treasurer.


Officers

Robert Tripp

Robert Tripp

  • Chair, Board of Directors
  • Chair, Finance & Audit Committee
Richard Koubek

Richard Koubek

  • President, Michigan Technological University
  • President, Michigan Tech Fund
William Roberts

William Roberts

  • Vice President, Michigan Tech Fund
  • Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Engagement, Michigan Technological University
Karla Aho

Karla Aho

  • Secretary
  • Assistant Vice President for Advancement and Gift Planning, Michigan Technological University
Julie Seppala

Julie Seppala

  • Treasurer
  • Associate Vice President for Finance, Michigan Technological University

Directors

Robert Tripp

Robert Tripp

  • Chair, Board of Directors
  • Chair, Finance & Audit Committee
Michael Pulick

Michael Pulick

  • Vice-Chair, Board of Directors
  • Chair, Investment Committee
Richard Koubek

Richard Koubek

  • President, Michigan Technological University
  • President, Michigan Tech Fund
John Bacon

John Bacon

  • Board of Trustees, Michigan Technological University
Sue Kerry

Sue Kerry

  • CFO & Senior Vice President for Administration, Michigan Technological University
Brenda Ryan

Brenda Ryan

  • Chair, Board of Trustees, Michigan Technological University
Jeffrey Littmann

Jeffrey Littmann

  • Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees, Michigan Technological University
James Parm

James Parm

Karl LaPeer

Karl LaPeer

Investment Committe
Mike Pulick, Chair
Richard Koubek
Karl LaPeer
Jeff Littmann
Susan Kerry (non-voting)

Finance & Audit Committee
Bob Tripp, Chair
Brenda Ryan
James Parm
Susan Kerry