Dr. Rolf Groseth

Dr. Rolf Groseth is currently serving as Interim Chancellor for Montana State University Billings (MSUB), effective Aug. 4, 2020. Dr. Groseth previously served as Chancellor for MSU Billings from 2010-2014. He retired from the Montana University System and role of MSUB’s Chancellor in 2014.

During Dr. Groseth’s tenure, the university underwent a number of positive changes. He worked diligently on behalf of two-year institutions in Montana, culminating with the launch of City College at Montana State University Billings in 2012 and the Montana University System pilot “What’s Your Plan” advertising campaign to raise awareness of the two-year campuses. Under Groseth’s stewardship, MSUB was awarded $10 million in legislative funding for the expansion and renovation of the teaching and research facilities for science and allied health on the university campus. He also played an integral role in the completion of the Opportunity Campaign, which saw an infusion of over $7 million dollars that went directly toward student scholarships.

Prior to serving as Chancellor in 2011, Dr. Groseth served as vice president for inter-campus affairs at Montana State University in Bozeman and was Interim Chancellor at MSU Northern in Havre from 2007 to 2009.

As the Inter-campus Affairs Vice President, Dr. Groseth worked to provide coordination among executive officers on the Bozeman, Billings, Great Falls and Northern campuses of the MSU system, the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education, and the Montana Board of Regents.

Early in his career he was an executive assistant to the MSU President from 1994 to 2004 and held extensive student affairs roles at MSU from 1977 to 1994. He also worked in various student affairs positions at the University of Florida and Georgetown University. Dr. Groseth also served two years in the U.S. Army, including a 12-month tour of duty in Vietnam.

Dr. Groseth holds a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Florida, a master’s degree in student personnel administration from Iowa State University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Michigan State University.

Since his retirement from the Montana University System, Dr. Groseth has served on the Board of Governors for Leadership Montana and on an advisory board for Semester at Sea and currently serves on the local boards for Lutheran Campus Ministry and the Christus Collegium.

He is married to Jaynee Drange Groseth, retired executive director of the MSU Alumni Association, and resides in Bozeman, Montana. They have two grown sons Anders and Peder.

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