The Montana Tech Leadership Team
Montana Tech's Leadership Team


Leadership Team


L CookLes Cook


Steve Gammon ProvostSteve Gammon

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs / Provost

Carleen CassidyCarleen Cassidy

Director of Finance and Budget

Michele Hardy, Dean of CLSPSMichele Hardy

Dean of the College of Letters, Sciences and Professional Studies

Melissa KumpMelissa Kump

Director of Institutional Research

Matt StepanMatt Stepan, athletic director

Director of Athletics

Karen VandaveerKaren VanDaveer

Dean, Highlands College

Sarah North WolfeSarah North Wolfe

Executive Director of Student Success

Ron MuffickRon Muffick

Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance

Kinsley RafishKinsley Rafish

Staff Senate President

Jodie DeLayJodie DeLay

Chief of Staff

Amanda BadovinacAmanda Badovinac

Executive Director, Marketing & Communications

Leslie DickersonLeslie Dickerson

Executive Director of Admissions and Enrollment

Charie FaughtCharie Faught

Associate Professor, Nursing
Faculty Senate President

Kylie GodfreyKylie Godfrey

ASMT President

Angela Lueking PhDAngela Lueking

Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of the Graduate School

John MeteshJohn Metesh

Director and State Geologist

Layne SessionsLayne Sessions

Director of Physical Facilities

Kenneth LeeKenneth Lee

Dean, School of Mines & Engineering

Jaime HepplerJaime Heppler

Foundation CEO

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 Charter of Behaviors (TBD)

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Advise and make recommendations to the Executive Team and the Chancellor.
  • Communicate challenges and successes from constituencies to the Leadership Team.
  • Communicate challenges and successes from the Leadership Team to constituencies.



This team meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10-12 and as needed. Agenda requests are due by end-of-business on the prior Thursday and can be sent to