Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment to Michigan Education Trust board of directors
August 19, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Glenn Mroz, of Houghton, to the Michigan Education Trust board of directors.
Housed within the Michigan Department of Treasury, the nine-member board oversees the function of the MET program. MET is a Section 529 prepaid tuition program that helps Michigan residents save for higher education while avoiding rising tuition rates. The MET board also serves as an advisory board for the Michigan Education Savings Program (MESP). MESP is a Section 529 direct-sold college savings program that helps Michigan residents save for higher education.
"Glenn has a distinguished career in education and will be a tremendous asset to this board," Snyder said.
Mroz is currently president of Michigan Technological University. He also serves as a member of the Citizens Research Council, chair of the Michigan Universities Presidents Council, and chair of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Council of Presidents. Mroz earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Michigan Technological University and a Ph.D. in forestry from North Carolina State University. He represents presidents of state institutions of higher education and fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Susan Martin.
Mroz serves the remainder of a three-year term expiring Dec. 31, 2015. His appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.