Athletic director since 2005, Suzanne Sanregret, PhD, has continued Michigan Tech's traditions of excellence both on and off the field of competition. Her vision within the Huskies' athletic programs and work on conference and national committees has positioned Michigan Tech as a leader in collegiate athletics.
Along with the 14 varsity sports under her, Sanregret also oversees the University's Recreation Department and Michigan Tech's Outdoor Adventure Program. She is an assistant vice president and the Title IX coordinator for Athletics and was added to the President's Council in 2018.
Sanregret, who was named 2009 Division II Central Region Athletic Director of the Year, served a five-year stint on the NCAA Division II Management Council from 2006-11. During that time, she was the chair of the multi-division NCAA Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee and member of other NCAA committees on strategic budget planning, championships, legislation, and membership. She is currently on the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Regional Ranking Committee.
In addition to her NCAA work, Sanregret has functioned as the chair of both the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Management Council and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Executive Committee along with numerous other panels within each league. She is currently on the board of directors for the D2 Athletics Directors Association.
Tech teams and individuals have experienced new levels of success during Sanregret's tenure. Fourteen squads have captured conference titles, while a total of 21 teams and multiple individuals have earned bids to NCAA postseason competition since 2005.
Sanregret was instrumental in the addition of women's soccer as Tech's 14th varsity sport in 2010. The program experienced immediate success, earning a share of the 2012 GLIAC title and making NCAA Tournament appearances in 2013 and 2014.
Sanregret's leadership has also been substantial in the completion of nearly $10 million worth of capital improvement projects to every one of Tech's athletic venues. The MacInnes Student Ice Arena has been upgraded with a video scoreboard (2013), ice plant (2012), suites (2009), and seating (2006). The SDC Gymnasium received new seating (2011), floor (2009) and scoreboard (2006). Sherman Field is currently under renovation with new bleachers and handicapped parking completed in 2018 and a new press box scheduled for 2019. Synthetic turf and new lights were installed in 2007 at Sherman Field. Gates Tennis Center court surfaces and roof were replaced in 2008. The Nordic Training Center has had continual upgrades including homologation and ski waxing building remodeling in 2005.
Michigan Tech has hosted numerous regional and national athletic events under Sanregret's guidance including NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Midwest Regionals in 2006, 2011 and 2012; NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Midwest Regionals in 2010, 2011 and 2015; NCAA Skiing Central Regionals in 2011 and 2013; Junior Olympic Skiing in 2006; and US National Championship events in skiing in 2007, 2015 and 2016.
A veteran of working within Michigan Tech athletics, Sanregret started in 1993 in the equipment room. She moved to business manager, then to compliance coordinator and finally to assistant athletic director for business and NCAA compliance prior to taking over as AD.
A 1989 graduate of Houghton (Mich.) High School, Sanregret attended Michigan Tech and graduated in 1993 with a business administration degree. She finished her master's degree in business administration at Tech in spring 2006 and was inducted into the Michigan Tech Presidential Council of Alumnae in 2007. In March 2017, she completed her doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Phoenix.
Suzanne is married to John B. Sanregret, who works as a commercial lender for The Miners State Bank. They reside in Hancock, Michigan, with their sons Matthew and Bradley.