Joe McClafferty

Joe McClafferty

Vice Chancellor for Advancement and University Relations

Joe McClafferty

Joe McClafferty is President of the Montana Tech Foundation and Vice Chancellor for Advancement and University Relations. McClafferty has served in leadership positions at Montana Tech since 2006. Prior to his current position McClafferty served as Athletic Director driving athletics to new heights of success.

Under his current role, he is advancing and transforming the departments of Advancement, Career Services, Alumni Engagement and Public Relations & Marketing on the campus and the Montana Tech Foundation.

He spent 20 years in the financial services industry. While at the helm of Montana Tech’s athletic department, he transformed the facilities and brought in unprecedented facility and scholarship support. Since serving in the vice chancellor role, Joe has increased never before seen levels of engagement and support in areas of advancement and university relations.

McClafferty was born and raised in Butte. He and his wife Therese are both graduates of Montana Tech’s Business program. They have three grown children. Brianne, is a Business & Information Technology graduate who is currently an attorney in Billings. Micaul graduated from Montana Tech’s biology program and is currently a physician’s assistant. Gabe is a current student at Montana Tech. Joe is proud to be from Butte and to make a difference every day for the youth of our community and beyond.