Leadership of Montana Technological University
In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Montana Technological University is a place of purpose, home to uncommon thinking, research, innovation, and ideas. As Montana’s only Special Focus Institution, Montana Tech provides a transformative student experience by developing leaders and advancing science, engineering, and technology, with the purpose of benefiting humanity while meeting the changing needs of society.
Dr. Les Cook took office as the 12th chancellor of Montana Technological University on July 1, 2019. Since then, he has realigned the leadership team and cabinet to be a shared governance model, successfully hired several new senior leaders, and involved a broad and diverse group of employees, students, and others in leading numerous strategic efforts.
The Executive Team comprises the most senior-level administrators, who represent the university’s functional areas. The team considers, analyzes, and acts upon a variety of issues pertaining to the overall day-to-day happenings of the University as well as long-term planning, policies and procedures, and items of strategic importance to the campus.
The Leadership Team serves as the advisory board for the chancellor and leadership of the university. The group represents a broad cross-section of faculty, staff and students including those from the primary governance organizations on campus.
The Deans’ Council brings together the university’s provost, academic deans, student success, and admissions/enrollment for weekly meetings focused on teaching, strategy, scholarly activity, policy, and issues regarding the university’s four schools and colleges.