Center for Pre-College Outreach
217 Administration Building
1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931

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  Mind Trekkers Staff
   
 

Cody Kangas
Director
ckangas@mtu.edu
Cody received his Masters in Education Administration from Michigan State University, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Management from the School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan. Prior to coming to Michigan Tech in 2008, he worked in several academic and athletic outreach programs, including Ann Arbor Public Schools and the United States Olympic Committee. While at Michigan Tech Cody has served on a number of task forces and steering committees, managed the delivery of innovative outreach programming for several hundred-thousand students and families through federal and private-funded sponsors, and created innovative partnerships with stakeholders across K-12 schools, industry representatives, and non-profit organizations. He is a proud father of two girls and spends his free time with his wife and family, travelling, and playing the guitar.

Tom Maynard
Special Programs  Coordinator
twmaynar@mtu.edu
Tom Maynard is a Michigan Tech graduate and the Coordinator for the Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers. Since graduating, he has used his degree in Communications, Culture, and Media to to instruct for the Red Cross, tutor and mentor K-6 students at a local elementary school, and develop a program to end violence against women through the nearby shelter. In the summer he coordinates the Outdoor Programs as well as Transportation for SYP. Time off finds him playing disc golf, cross country skiing with his dogs, hiking, paddling, and otherwise exploring the Keweenaw.

Liz Fujita
Coordinator, GEAR UP
eafujita@mtu.edu
Rose received her BS in Education in English and Art from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She worked for 17 years in the banking and investment industry. Rose joined the Michigan Tech Youth Programs staff in 2001. She has 3 grown children and enjoys all wilderness activities, reading, and perennial gardening.

Kevin Merritt
Coordinator, Summer Youth Programs
rmmartel@mtu.edu  
Kevin graduated from Michigan Tech in May 2013 with a bachelorís degree in mathematics focused on secondary education. Before joining the Center for Pre-College Outreach, Kevin spent a year teaching high school mathematics at Marinette High School. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports, hiking, waterfall hunting, biking, kayaking, and anything else outdoors.

Rose Martell
Youth Programs Administrative Aide
rmmartel@mtu.edu  
Rose received her BS in Education in English and Art from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She worked for 17 years in the banking and investment industry. Rose joined the CPCO staff in 2001. She has 3 grown children and enjoys all wilderness activities, reading, travel, and perennial gardening.