Joe CooperWelcome from the Dean of Students!

Welcome to the Montana Tech community! We’re so glad to have you as part of our Oredigger community. As you further your education and are challenged in your academic settings, I strongly encourage you to explore and utilize other campus resources and opportunities that may enhance your overall success and experience. Try something new - join a student club that interests you, get loud and show support at athletic events, or rent some equipment from Outdoor Tech and enjoy the amazing surroundings of Butte and beyond that we get to call our backyard.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Your path at Montana Tech may not be easy, but help is here. There’s support and resources through the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), including tutoring, success coaches, and a writing studio. You can seek assistance and accommodations through Disability Services, and you can also focus on your well-being and utilize mental health counseling services. You’re part of the Montana Tech family and we care about your success, both inside and outside the classroom.

As members of our Oredigger community, I urge you to look out for each other and demonstrate empathy, care, and determination in all you do. Together, as “determined doers,” we will continue to achieve our vision of Montana Technological University as THE institution of opportunity and innovation.

Again, we’re thrilled to have you here, and don’t forget – we're here to help.

Roll Diggs!

Joe Cooper, EdD
Vice Provost for Student Success and Dean of Students

Connect with Dean Cooper

As a member of the Montana Tech community, I value meeting students and hearing about their experiences. Want to chat? Email me and we’ll find a time.

Location: SUB 201