President's Council

The President's Council advises the president on all matters related to the mission and institutional priorities of the university. 

Richard Koubek Read Full Bio


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, Pennsylvania State University, and LSU. Koubek earned a bachelor’s degree in biblical literature, with a minor in chemistry, from Oral Roberts University, and in psychology from Northeastern Illinois University. He received his master’s degree and PhD in industrial engineering from Purdue University. Koubek and his wife Valerie have three grown children.

Andrew Storer Read Full Bio


Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs: Andrew Storer


Dr. Andrew J. Storer is Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Michigan Technological University. Storer previously served as Dean of the College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science at Michigan Technological University.

Storer joined the Michigan Tech faculty in 2001 to teach and conduct research in the areas of forest insect ecology and forest health. Prior to becoming Dean in the College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, he held several administrative roles as Associate Dean, Director of Graduate Studies, Director of the University Honors Institute, Senator on the University Senate, Chair of the Graduate Faculty Council, and Chair of the Senate Curricular Policy Committee. He has published over 80 peer reviewed papers, served as lead or Co-PI on over $12M of external research funding, and was major advisor to almost 30 graduate students. He has international experiences in research, academic program development, and development of exchange opportunities.

Storer earned his D.Phil 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. Annes College, Oxford. He worked for almost 10 years as a Research Entomologist at the University of California, Berkeley. He has additional experience in research and teaching at University of Oxford (England), Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), and Merritt College in Oakland. His research interests include forest insect ecology, impacts of exotic species on forests, and interactions among fire, insects and disease in forested ecosystems.

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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 has two adult sons that share his passion for the outdoors, and motor sports.  He is active with numerous wildlife habitat and conservation organizations, and as a certified hunter safety instructor, has provided leadership in developing youth and women’s hunter access programs.

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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.

William Roberts Read Full Bio


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 from the Academy for Academic Leadership. He is a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and has been a member of the National Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), and the Michigan Student Financial Aid Association (MSFAA).

Roberts resides in Lake Linden, Michigan with his wife, Amy, and their sons Randall and Samuel. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, many outdoor activities, coaching youth hockey, carpentry, and welding.

Suzanne Sanregret Read Full Bio


Vice President for Athletics and Recreation: 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 15 varsity sports under her, Sanregret also oversees the University's Recreation Department and Michigan Tech's Outdoor Adventure Program. She is 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, championships, legislation, and membership. She has served on the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Regional Ranking Committee, Division II Men’s Basketball Regional Ranking Committee and the Division II Men’s Basketball National Committee.

In addition to her NCAA work, Sanregret has functioned as the chair of both the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Management Council and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Executive Committee along with numerous other panels within each league. She has served on the board of directors for the D2 Athletics Directors Association.

Tech teams and individuals have experienced new levels of success during Sanregret's tenure. Fourteen squads have captured conference titles, while a total of 22 teams and multiple individuals have earned bids to NCAA postseason competition since 2005.

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Sarah Schulte Read Full Bio


General Counsel: Sarah Schulte

  • JD, University of Michigan
  • BA, Western Michigan University


Sarah H. Schulte serves as General Counsel for Michigan Technological University and as Secretary to the Board of Trustees.  She also oversees risk management and compliance for the university, including the Department of Public Safety and Police Services and Environmental Health and Safety.  Schulte received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan and brings over two decades of experience to her role.  She was in private practice prior to moving exclusively to a higher education practice at the University of Washington and Michigan Tech. 

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Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Administration: Nick Stevens

  • BS, Business Administration-Accounting, Michigan Technological University


Nicholas W. Stevens serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Administration at Michigan Technological University, overseeing the areas of finance, administration, institutional research, facilities and information technology.

Stevens has 18 years of leadership and management experience in higher education. He had most recently served as the director of budget and financial planning at Michigan Tech. Prior to joining Tech in 2015, Stevens served as executive vice president for business and finance at Finlandia University, where he had administrative oversight of all business and controller activities.

A native of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Stevens appreciates the importance of Michigan Tech to the community and the community to Michigan Tech. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Accounting from Michigan Tech in 2002. He currently resides in Dollar Bay, Michigan, with his wife and three children. In his free time, Nick can be found hitting the links, catching a MTU hockey game, sapping a maple tree, and spending time with his family.

Laura Bulleit


Vice President for Student Affairs: Laura Bulleit

  • MS, Civil Engineering, Michigan Technological University
  • BS, Civil Engineering, Michigan Technological University


Bulleit serves as Vice President for Student Affairs after working for nearly 10 years as Michigan Tech’s associate dean of students. Bulleit most recently held the position of associate dean of student development, where she oversaw the Office of Academic and Community Conduct and the Center for Student Mental Health and Well-being. Bulleit holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Michigan Tech.

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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. On July 1, 2022, he was appointed interim CFO. 

Reed is a professor in Michigan Tech’s College 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 Forest Science Award from the Society of American Foresters and the Faculty Excellence Award from the student chapter of the Society of American Foresters in 1994. In 1996, he traveled to Portugal’s Technical University of Lisbon as a Fulbright Scholar.

Reed has a Doctorate in Forest Biometrics, a Master of Science in Statistics, and a Master of Science in Forest Biometrics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Forest Science from the University of Arkansas-Monticello.

Wayne Gersie


Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion: Wayne Gersie

  • Ph.D., Workforce Education and Development, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.Ed., Counselor Education, The Pennsylvania State University
  • B.S., Exercise and Sports Science with Health Education Minor & Gerontology Option, The Pennsylvania State University


Wayne Gersie, Ph.D. is a leader in organizational development and change management, with specific expertise in diversity, equity, inclusion and sense of belonging (DEIS).  Dr. Gersie is also experienced in higher education, including recruitment and retention of students, faculty, and staff.  His areas of proficient experience include climate assessment, diversity strategic planning, training and development in DEIS, student undergraduate and graduate recruitment, successful student transition from dependent learning to independent learning, undergraduate and graduate success programing, organizational effectiveness driven by measurable objectives, grant writing and corporate fundraising.

Dr. Gersie has served in higher education across various areas and in roles ranging from entry level, middle management, senior leadership.  He currently serves an Assistant Research Professor and Chief Diversity Officer for the Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State, and is the founder and principal of Oasis Strategic Consulting LLC.  He has earned his PhD in Workforce Education and Development, with emphasis on Human Resources and a Masters in Counselor Education, both from Penn State.  Additionally, he holds certificates from the Harvard University Institute for Management & Leadership Education, Cambridge MA and Center for Creative Leadership in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Dr. Gersie has been recognized for his service with multiple awards. He was the recipient of The Pennsylvania State University, College of Engineering Ally recognition, 2019, The Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Equity and Inclusion Award, 2017, The Penn State Multicultural Resource Center Faculty/Staff Diversity Recognition Award, 2016, and was inducted in to the Penn State Office for the Vice Provost of Educational Equity, James B. Stewart Society, 2015 for his philanthropy.  He has served his community, region and nationally as a committee member, panelist, and keynote speakerfor many organizations including The Pennsylvania Human Relation Commision Advisory Council for Centre County,  The Penn Civilians, Chair and member . . .