Advancement Staff Listing

Les Cook

Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement

Adjunct Associate Professor, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

906-487-2465
lpcook@mtu.edu
Administration Building 505

William Roberts

Associate Vice President of Advancement and Alumni Engagement

906-487-2921
wrrobert@mtu.edu
First Merit Bank Building 704
Eric Halonen

Eric Halonen

Assistant Vice President for Advancement

906-487-3325
ehalonen@mtu.edu
FirstMerit Bank Building 707

Specialties

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

Karla Aho

Director of Gift Planning

906-487-1811
kaho@mtu.edu
FirstMerit Bank Building 609

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

906-487-1827
caargent@mtu.edu
FirstMerit Bank Building 700
Dale Kero

Dale Kero

Senior Advancement Officer

906-487-2937
djkero@mtu.edu
FirstMerit Bank Building 701

Specialties

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

Linda Korpela

Manager of Donor Outreach and Communications

906-487-3325
lkkorpel@mtu.edu
FirstMerit Bank Building 703

Specialties

  • Coordinate marketing, communications, and stewardship initiatives for Gift Planning program
  • Draft and edit individual proposals
Ben Larson

Ben Larson

Senior Advancement Officer

906-487-2464
balarson@mtu.edu
FirstMerit Bank Building 606

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

Bryant Weathers

Gift Planning and Donor Communications Specialist

906-487-1780
baweathe@mtu.edu
FirstMerit Bank Building 601
Sarah Vertin

Sarah Vertin

Administrative Assistant for Gift Planning

906-487-3305
scvertin@mtu.edu
FirstMerit Bank Building 601A
Rex Wilson

Rex Wilson

Senior Advancement Officer

906-487-3102
rlwilson@mtu.edu
FirstMerit Bank Building 607

Specialties

  • Engage alumni and friends in furthering Michigan Tech’s mission and programs through financial support and other activities
  • Advancement liaison for Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and School of Business and Economics
Gail Mroz

Gail Mroz

Director of Donor Stewardship and Advancement Events

906-487-1972
gamroz@mtu.edu
FirstMerit Bank Building 702

Specialties

  • Develop and coordinate stewardship plans for donors
  • Provide support to campus on identification of Michigan Tech Fund dollars to support the strategic plan
Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson

Senior Advancement Officer

906-487-1087
Cell: 906-281-6983
adam@mtu.edu
FirstMerit 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
Jacque Smith portrait

Jacque Smith

Director of Graduate Enrollment Services

906-487-1434
jacque@mtu.edu
Administration Building 401A

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