Richard J. Koubek Elected Michigan Tech's Next President
President-elect Richard J. Koubek will lead the University as its 10th president, the Michigan Technological University Board of Trustees announced Friday (April 13).
Koubek, who is executive vice president and provost of Louisiana State University, begins his tenure at Michigan Tech on July 1. He succeeds Glenn D. Mroz, who has served as president since 2004 and is stepping down to rejoin the University’s faculty.
“Rick Koubek is a man of unquestioned integrity, character and leadership,” said Terry Woychowski, chair of the Michigan Tech Board of Trustees. “He has a profound and passionate vision of the role Michigan Tech will play in our nation's prosperity, and the betterment of the world, as he leads this historic University in developing and delivering—on a global scale—the solutions to some of society's most vexing challenges. I believe that Dr. Koubek was born for this time, this place and this position.”
The Board of Trustees selected Koubek from a pool of four semi-finalist candidates brought forward for consideration by a 14-member Presidential Search Committee (PSC) that included student, faculty, staff, alumni and community representatives. Board members Bill Johnson, Brenda Ryan, Julie Fream and Bob Jacquart served on the PSC as well, with Johnson and Ryan as chair and vice chair, respectively.
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