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Community, State, and Federal Relations

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Administration Building 502

William R. Kordenbrock

Vice President for Governmental Relations

William Kordenbrock serves as the vice president for governmental relations and leads points of contact with all government entities and agencies to promote, advocate, and communicate the mission and impact of Michigan Technological University.

William brings over three decades of experience in government operations to Michigan Tech. He began his career as a lobbyist in Washington D.C., transitioned to chief of Staff for the Vice Chairman of the Michigan Senate Appropriations committee, has held several executive positions within Michigan state government as well as represented Fortune 500 corporations’ interests in eight states. Bill has also served as Chief Legal Counsel for the Michigan Department of State.

Research Development

Pete Larsen


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Peter A. Larsen

Assistant Vice President for Research Development

Pete Larsen leads the Research Development Team within the Vice President of Research Office.  Pete and his team specialize in pre-submission assistance and strategy for federal, state, foundation, and other proposals.

Researchers interested in seeking annual federal appropriations funding can contact Pete for more information.