"Northern Michigan University and the NMU Board of Trustees welcome Dr. Richard Koubek to the Upper Peninsula as the new Michigan Technological University president. I look forward to working with Dr. Koubek on U.P. higher education and community matters," said NMU President Fritz Erickson. "NMU also thanks Dr. Glenn Mroz for his leadership and work on behalf of the U.P. during his tenure as MTU president. It has been a pleasure working with him on many collaborative efforts and we wish him the best as he returns to the faculty."