HOUGHTON — At its regular meeting on Dec. 9, Michigan Technological University’s Board of Control voted unanimously to extend the contract of President Glenn D. Mroz for two years. The contract now runs to June 30, 2016.
The action followed a formal review of Mroz’s performance, which the board conducts on an annual basis. His performance is measured against specific criteria and measures tied to the university’s strategic plan and to the overall management of the institution.
The board’s action reflects its satisfaction with Mroz’s leadership and its desire to have him guide the institution to higher levels of achievement in an increasingly challenging environment.
“What Michigan Tech has accomplished with Glenn at the helm is truly remarkable,” said Marty Richardson, chair of the Board of Control. “Michigan Tech is thriving under Glenn’s leadership because there is a sound strategic plan and he insures that all major decisions connect to it. Also, he recognizes that we are only as good as our people — faculty, staff, and students — and that supporting their work is a top priority.”
Julie Fream, chair of the board committee responsible for assessing presidential performance, cited several key successes as evidence of Tech’s progress.
“The board is pleased with our strong enrollments, financial stability, increased research activity, physical plant enhancements, fundraising growth, and greater public awareness of Tech’s quality,” Fream said.
Richardson conveyed the board’s optimism going forward.
“We are excited about the future and the challenge of meeting our ambitious goals and further raising Michigan Tech’s profile,” Richardson said. “The board’s desire is for Glenn to build on the current momentum and take Tech to even greater heights.”
Michigan Technological University is a public research university developing new technologies and preparing students to create the future for a prosperous and sustainable world. Michigan Tech offers more than 130 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering; forest resources; computing; technology; business; economics; natural, physical and environmental sciences; arts; humanities; and social sciences.
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