President Rick Koubek

Michigan Tech is a technological university in its finest sense, where it is a leader in technology for sure, but also in the implications of technology on our environment, on our society, on our humanity. I am excited to be part of the team that is going to define a new frontier where technology, humanities and the social sciences converge around creating a sustainable, just and prosperous world, and educating the next generation of students who will carry that forward.
Rick Koubek, President

The President of the University is the chief executive officer, appointed by and reporting to the Board of Trustees. The President is ultimately responsible for all aspects of Michigan Technological University including:

  • positioning Michigan Tech as a premier technological university for the twenty-first century,
  • timely implementation of Board of Trustees policies,
  • effective shared governance,
  • ensuring the financial viability of the University,
  • continuous improvement of our students' quality of learning and employees' working environments,
  • fund raising,
  • fostering effective relationships with government agencies and political leaders, corporations, and industry leaders,
  • communicating with more than 60,000 alumni and the general public about Michigan Tech, and
  • institutional responses to political, social, and ethical issues