Michigan Tech Names New Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Outdoor headshot of Provost Andrew Storer
Outdoor headshot of Provost Andrew Storer
Andrew Storer has been named the new Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Michigan Technological University.

Michigan Technological University announces the appointment of Andrew Storer as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Storer's appointment comes after an extensive national search chaired by Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Wayne Gersie. 

“The University owes much thanks to the search committee for their efforts in recruiting such a talented pool of candidates, and to the entire campus for their active participation and feedback,” said Rick Koubek, president.

Prior to his appointment as interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, Storer served as dean of the College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science at Michigan Tech for the past four years.

“Andrew’s skill set and acumen have served Michigan Tech well,” said Koubek. “His leadership will be invaluable as we advance initiatives that continue to define Michigan Tech’s role as a leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

“It is an honor to be appointed to this role, and to have the opportunity to continue to serve our outstanding faculty, staff and students. I look forward to us all working together to maintain our momentum that keeps the University moving forward at this exciting time in our history,” said Storer. 

Storer joined the Michigan Tech faculty in 2001 and rose to the rank of professor of forest insect ecology. In addition, he served as director of the Honors Institute at Michigan Tech, and as director of graduate studies and associate dean within the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science. His areas of expertise include forest insect ecology, impacts of exotic species on forest ecosystems, and interactions among fire, insects, and disease in forests.

Storer earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Forest Entomology from the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford, and also holds an MA and a BA in Pure and Applied Biology from St. Anne’s College, Oxford. He spent almost 10 years as a research entomologist at the University of California, Berkeley, before joining the faculty at Michigan Tech.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university founded in 1885 in Houghton, Michigan, and is home to more than 7,000 students from 55 countries around the world. Consistently ranked among the best universities in the country for return on investment, Michigan’s flagship technological university offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, computing, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, and the arts. The rural campus is situated just miles from Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, offering year-round opportunities for outdoor adventure.