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Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette Michigan Technological University President Rick Koubek addresses the board of trustees at Thursday’s meeting.

HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University President Rick Koubek receives a 4% raise.

Michigan Tech’s board of directors approved a 4% increase in Koubek’s base salary at its meeting on Thursday. Koubek earned $470,475, according to the Spring Tech salary report.

Administrator Steven Tomaszewski said the increase was consistent with increases granted on campus with the university’s updated salary structure.

At Koubek’s request, his performance bonus of $45,000 will be given to scholarships and

administered by the Michigan Tech Fund.

“It was President Koubek who asked for this to be done”, said administrator John Bacon. “He got a bonus. He chose to give this to the students.

In his report to the board, Koubek said this year’s incoming freshman class is on track to be the second-largest since 1983. Tech’s research spending is also 16% higher than the previous high. from last year.

“I am personally delighted to be part of such a dedicated community of faculty, students, staff and alumni, as we kick off this new academic year,” he said.

In other actions, the council:

• Recognized employees with 35 years or more of service: Jean Burich, coordinator of transfer services, registry (41 years old); Donald Close, System Administrator, Information Technology (37); Barbara Hendrickson, administrative assistant, financial services and operations (39); Sharri Karppinen, Senior Administrative Assistant, Registrar (40); Michael Monette, Building Mechanic, Facilities Management (43); William Predebon, Department Head, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering

mechanical (47 years old).

• Appointments with tenure of Professors Jin Woo Choi (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Amy Clarke (Department of Materials Science and Engineering), Kester Clarke (Department of Materials Science and Engineering) and Ye Duan (Department of Computer Science).

• Awarded Emeritus and Emeritus Rank to Kathleen Feigl (Mathematical Science), Jeffrey Burl (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Michael Roggemann (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering), Franz Tanner (Department of Mathematical Science).

• Appointed Julie Seppala Treasurer. Seppala had been associate vice president of finance since 2017.

• Approved the future sale of a 2011 rig at a fair market price. The Department of Engineering and Geological and Mining Sciences requested the sale due to difficulties in finding suitable locations for student projects and transportation difficulties. The current book value of the equipment is $72,622.

• Approved revisions to Board policy by adjusting upward limits on the dollar value of certain transactions for which approval is required.

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William M. Mayer