Richard Koubek Elected Michigan Technological University’s Next President

HOUGHTON – President-elect Richard J. Koubek will lead the University as its 10th president, the Michigan Technological University Board of Trustees announced Friday.

Koubek, who is executive vice president and provost of Louisiana State University, begins his tenure at Michigan Tech on July 1, 2018. 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.”

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