I am writing to let you know that I will be retiring from my position as Chancellor of MSU Billings effective with the conclusion of the current semester. My decision is a personal one and, though there is certainly no perfect moment for a change such as this, I believe that this may be a good time for the mantle of leadership to be passed and for a new leader to champion the institution toward its next great chapter.
I am so proud of the positive contributions to the life of the institution that, together, we have made during the past four academic years. Among many, I am especially pleased with the evolution toward a spirit of openness and cooperation that guides our academic and institutional governance, planning, and budgeting. It is that spirit that has made other positive things possible. Going forward, there is a great sense of engagement and optimism on the campus. My sincere thanks to everyone who helps make this happen each day.
I have studied or worked on university campuses for 48 of the last 50 years and I know that having the opportunity to lead one is a rare blessing and a trust. Only a few of us get to do it. I am deeply grateful to MSU President Waded Cruzado for her confidence in naming me to this position and to you, the students, faculty and staff of Montana State University Billings, for partnering with me in this extraordinary enterprise of learning, scholarship, and community.
MSU Billings is an amazing place and Jaynee and I understand our great good fortune to have become part of the MSUB community. Our best thoughts and wishes and for continued success, along with our participation and support, will remain with you. In the meantime, the upcoming semester represents another opportunity for us all to make a difference in the lives of our students and our community.
Dr. Rolf Groseth
McMullen Hall Rm 207