The President's Council advises the president on all matters related to the mission and institutional priorities of the university.
President: Richard Koubek
- PhD, MS, Industrial Engineering, Purdue University
- BA, Psychology, Northeastern Illinois University
- BA, Biblical Literature (Chemistry minor), Oral Roberts University
Dr. Richard J. Koubek became Michigan Technological University’s 10th president in July 2018, bringing 30 years of higher education experience to the role. In 2015, he was named executive vice president and provost of Louisiana State University (LSU) after serving as dean of the LSU College of Engineering since 2009. Previously, Koubek served as head of Pennsylvania State University’s Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering; chair of the Department of Biomedical, Industrial and Human Factors Engineering at Wright State University; and associate dean of research and graduate studies in Wright State’s College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Koubek began his academic career as a faculty member in Wright State University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science. He later served six years as an assistant and associate professor in the School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University and as a full professor at Wright State, . . .
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs: Jacqueline Huntoon
- PhD, Geology, Pennsylvania State University
- MS, Geology, University of Utah
- BS, Geology, University of California, Santa Cruz
Jacqueline Huntoon is provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Michigan Technological University. Huntoon has been dean of Michigan Tech’s Graduate School since 2005 and associate provost since 2011. She is also a professor in the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences.
Huntoon has been recognized nationally for her leadership in higher education and in her field of geology. She currently serves as the chair of the Graduate Record Exam Board, which oversees the exams most commonly used to evaluate the qualifications of students applying for graduate school, and she has served as program director for diversity and education at the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Geosciences.
Huntoon earned her PhD in Geology at the Pennsylvania State University. She is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education and has been elected a Fellow of the Geological Society of . . .
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Administration: Susan Kerry
- MBA, University of Michigan
- BA, Education, Northwestern University
As chief financial officer and senior vice president for administration, Kerry oversees
accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, budget management and control,
student aid disbursement, financial information systems, credit management, collections, fiscal planning, financial statement preparation, investing, procurement, risk management, Human Resources, facilities, auxiliary services, information technology, safety and security, and payroll for the university.
Susan E. Kerry was the former vice president for finance and chief financial officer at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. In her previous role, Kerry was responsible for leading the college’s overall direction of business and financial activities, including information technology, institutional research and facilities management. Prior to joining St. Scholastica, Kerry served as associate vice chancellor of finance at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Kerry received her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University's School of Education and her . . .
Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs: Bonnie Gorman
- PhD, Rhetoric and Technical Communication, Michigan Technological University
- MS, Human Resources Management, LaRoche College
- MA, Student Personnel in Higher Education, Slippery Rock University
- BS, Social Work and Psychology, Grove City College
Dr. Bonnie Gorman is currently the Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs. Bonnie provides leadership for the delivery of student-centered programs in the areas of scholastic standards, academic support, and disability services; student conduct; orientation and parent programs; career services; counseling, wellness and early intervention strategies; housing and residence life; student activities and Greek life, diversity and inclusion programs; and student information systems. Recent accomplishments include establishing a Student Success Center, the development of the Husky Food Access Network to address concerns of food insecurity, and the introduction of Mental Health First Aid and QPR Suicide Prevention training for students, staff, and faculty.
Bonnie also serves as a Peer Reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission. She has been active in National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) serving on regional . . .
Vice President for Governmental Relations: William Kordenbrock
- JD, Thomas Cooley Law School
- BA, Economics, Hope College
William R. 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.
Bill 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.
Bill and his wife Jean have two adult sons. He is an avid outdoorsman. He is a Board
Pheasants Forever, certified safety instructor and chairman of youth and woman’s . . .
Vice President for University Relations and Enrollment: John Lehman
- PhD, College/University Leadership, Colorado State University
- MA, Written Communications/Pedagogy, Eastern Michigan University
- BA, English/Writing, Adrian College
John B. Lehman serves as the vice president for university relations and enrollment at Michigan Technological University, overseeing the areas of enrollment, university marketing and communications, and government relations.
John has served at Michigan Tech since 1996. He is a Co-Lead facilitator for LeaderShape and serves as an instructor for various Academic Impressions workshops nationally. John serves on the boards of the Detroit Area Precollege Engineering Program and the Keweenaw Community Foundation.
Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion: Kellie Raffaelli
- M.Ed, Regis University
- BA, Anthropology, SUNY College at Oneonta
As the director for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI), Kellie has the privilege
of ensuring that CDI’s mission and vision is in alignment with the university's strategic
plan for diversity. Kellie is a member of the University’s Diversity Council and is
the advisor to the MTU chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers. Before
assuming the role as director in 2015 she was the Assistant Director where she coordinated
programming for the Center’s Social Justice Lecture Series, Cultural Competency Training,
and Heritage and History month programming. Kellie has been working in Higher Ed for
12 years with previous roles in Academic Support and Learning Center management. She
was born and raised in the Bronx,
New York. After studying cultural anthropology and education, she found the perfect home at CDI.
Vice President for Research: David Reed
- PhD, MS, Forest Biometrics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
- MS, Statistics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
- BS, Forest Science, University of Arkansas-Monticello
David D. Reed serves as Michigan Technological University’s vice president for research, overseeing sponsored programs, technology and economic development, and integrity and compliance for research conducted at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Reed is a professor in Michigan Tech’s School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science and has been a principal investigator or co-investigator on more than $9 million in externally funded research since coming to the University in 1982. His work has involved researchers from a variety of disciplines at the University as well as from outside institutions, and his many sponsors range from the National Science Foundation to Mead Paper.
Reed has received a number of recognitions for his teaching and research, including the Scientific Achievement Award from the International Union of Forest Research Organizations. This international recognition of scientific achievement in forest research is given to no more than ten scientists every five years worldwide. He also received the 2002 . . .
Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Engagement: William Roberts
- PhD, Higher Education Leadership, Colorado State University
- MS, BS, Public Administration, Northern Michigan University
Dr. Bill Roberts is the Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Engagement at Michigan Technological University. Roberts joined Michigan Tech in 2002. He oversees operations, planning, and budgeting for the University's fundraising and alumni initiatives. Prior to his current position, he served as the Director of Financial Aid, Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid, Associate Director of Admissions, and Campus Visit Coordinator, all at Michigan Tech.
Roberts has a bachelor of science and master's degree in Public Administration both from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. He received a PhD in Higher Education Leadership from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. His research focus has centered on financial aid awarding and student success.
Additionally, Roberts has a certificate in Fundraising Management from the Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University and has completed the Excellence in Leadership Program . . .
Athletic Director: Suzanne Sanregret
- PhD, Higher Education Administration, University of Phoenix
- MS, Business Administration, Michigan Technological University
- BS, Business Administration, Michigan Technological University
Athletic director since 2005, Suzanne Sanregret, PhD, has continued Michigan Tech's traditions of excellence both on and off the field of competition. Her vision within the Huskies' athletic programs and work on conference and national committees has positioned Michigan Tech as a leader in collegiate athletics.
Along with the 14 varsity sports under her, Sanregret also oversees the University's Recreation Department and Michigan Tech's Outdoor Adventure Program. She is an assistant vice president and the Title IX coordinator for Athletics and was added to the President's Council in 2018.
Sanregret, who was named 2009 Division II Central Region Athletic Director of the Year, served a five-year stint on the NCAA Division II Management Council from 2006-11. During that time, she was the chair of the multi-division NCAA Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee and member of other NCAA committees on strategic budget planning, . . .
General Counsel: Sarah Schulte
- JD, University of Michigan
- BD, Western Michigan University
Sarah H. Schulte serves as general counsel at Michigan Technological University and secretary to the Board of Trustees.
Schulte comes to Michigan Tech from the University of Washington (UW) Division of the Washington State Office of the Attorney General, where she has served in various roles. At UW, Schulte advised the Board of Regents, president, and provost on a wide variety of legal issues and managed all attorneys and staff in the Washington State Office of the Attorney General’s UW Division. In private practice, Schulte primarily engaged in civil defense litigation with a specific emphasis on school law, public entity defense, employment law, complex litigation, and commercial defense. A native . . .