The Montana Tech Executive Team
Montana Tech's Executive Team


Executive Team


Chancellor Les CookLes Cook


Steve Gammon ProvostSteve Gammon

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs / Provost

Dr. Craig ElliottCraig Elliott

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Ron MuffickRon Muffick

Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance

Jaime HepplerJaime Heppler

Foundation CEO

Jodie DeLayJodie DeLay

Chief of Staff

Carleen CassidyCarleen Cassidy

Director of Finance and Budget

Angela Lueking, Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of the Graduate SchoolAngela Lueking

Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of the Graduate School

Matt StepanMatt Stepan, athletic director

Director of Athletics

Guiding Principles

Strategic Plan Values

  • Students are the reason we exist. They are at the heart of all we do, and our commitment to providing them a transformational experience is unparalleled.
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion are part of who we are.
  • People are our most important commodity, and we are steadfast in providing a fair and equitable community where all are valued.
  • We are “Determined Doers.
  • Through collaboration, resolve, and fierce determination we value getting things done.
  • Hands-on, applied, and experiential learning is in our DNA; it’s what we’re about!
  • We provide a supportive and dynamic environment to ensure this is evident in all we do.
  • We embrace innovation, creativity, and forward-thinking.
  • We strive to create an environment where all will flourish.
  • We are one community devoted to excellence.

Leadership Team Charters and Behaviors (TBD)

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide division updates including accomplishments, challenges, needs, etc.
  • Advise the chancellor on all matters as requested.
  • Make recommendations to the chancellor.
  • Communicate challenges and successes from team members to Exec Team.
  • Communicate challenges and successes from Exec Team to team members.



This team meets weekly on Tuesday morning from 10-12 and as needed. Agenda requests are due by end-of-business on the prior Thursday and can be sent to