After a long successful career Michigan Tech’s Vice President for Research and Professor of Forest Biometrics, Dave Reed will retire at the end of the school year. Reed will end a 41-year career in higher education. Reed became the university’s vice president for research in 2001 and continues teaching within the College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science.
During his tenure as vice president for research, Reed helped to greatly expand Michigan Tech’s research capabilities, helping to triple the university’s expenditures from 30 million dollars to just over 100 million dollars last year. Setting a new record. Reed has also played key leadership roles in overseeing the development of Michigan tech’s Great Lakes Research Center, Health research institute, the Institute of Computing and Cyber systems, and the Advanced Power System Research Center.
Outside of Michigan Technological university reed has been an active member of various board and professional organizations, serving with the MTEC SmartZone, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Research Advisory Committee, and with the Oak Ridge Associated Universities.
Dave Reed’s final day with Michigan Tech will be June 30th, 2024. The university does plan to begin its search for a new vice president for research soon.