Cody Kangas

Cody Kangas


  • Director, Center for Pre-College Outreach
  • MAED, Postsecondary Leadership, Michigan State University
  • BA, Sport Management, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor


As Director of the Center for Pre-College Outreach, Cody leads a team of six to deliver three innovative university flagship initiatives: Mind Trekkers, Summer Youth Programs, and College Access Programs, as well as developing the Pre-College Innovative Outreach Institute.

Prior to coming to Michigan Tech in 2008, Cody worked in several academic and athletic outreach programs, including Ann Arbor Public Schools and the United States Olympic Committee. Cody has served on several Michigan Tech task forces and steering committees.


Cody delivers innovative outreach programming to hundreds of thousands of student and families through federal and private-funded sponsors. He creates effective partnerships with stakeholders across K-12 schools, industry, corporate, and non-profit organizations.

About Cody

  • Driven by relationships and a vision where every student has the right to a robust, authentic, immersive education experience, Cody has worked in higher education since 2008. In addition to leading the Center for Pre-College Outreach, he serves as Michigan Tech liaison to numerous industry partners, including Dow, Bosch, 3M and Boston Scientific. Cody serves on numerous institutional committees, including as a Logistics Section Chief of Incident Command, and represents the university on the Michigan College Access Higher Education Advisory Board. The proud husband and father of two girls, spends his free time enjoying new coffee and traveling with his family.

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