photo of McDonald Hall on the MSUB university campus
Officers of the Administration



Dr. Dan Edelman - 657-2300


Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Dr. Melinda Arnold, Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Dr.Sue Balter-Reitz , Vice Provost for Academic Affairs - 657-2204


Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs

Trudy Collins - 657-2155


Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (Interim)

Dr. David Buckingham - 657-2307


Dean of Student Engagement

Ms. Kathy Kotecki - 657-1660


Dean, College of Allied Health Professions (interim)

Dr.John Dorr - 896-5841
Dr. Joy Honea, Acting Associate Dean


Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Christine Shearer - 657-2177


Dean, College of Business (Interim)

Mr. Ed Garding - 657-2213
Dr. Joy Honea, Acting Associate Dean


Dean, College of Education

Dr. Mary Susan Fishbaugh - 657-2286


Dean, City College

Dr. Vicki Trier - 247-3009


Associate Dean, City College

Dr. Florence Garcia - 247-3010


Director-Extended Campus

Mr. Kevin Nemeth - 896-5871


Director-International Studies & Outreach

Dr. Paul Foster - 657-1705


Director-Library Services

Ms. Darlene Hert - 657-1655


Director-Honors Program

Dr. David Craig - 657-2908



Dr. Sue Balter-Reitz - 657-2214


Chief Information Officer

Dr. Michael Barber - 657-5750

Special Areas


 Academic Success Center

Ms. Rebekah Reger - 657-1714


 Admissions & Records

Dr. Cheri Johannes - 657-2880


Advising & Career Services

Dr. Becky Lyons - 896-5829


Business Services

Ms. Barb Shafer - 657-1710


Campus Store Director

Mr. Ed Brown - 657-1746


Center for Engagement

Kristin Peterman - 657-2209


 Disability Support Services

Ms. Trudy Carey - 657-2283



Dr. Sue Balter-Reitz - 657-2214


Facilities Services

Vacant - 657-2197


Financial Aid & Scholarships

Ms. Emily Williamson - 657-1617


Graduate Studies (Interim)

Dr. Mary Susan Fishbaugh - 896-5841


Grants & Sponsored Programs

Ms. Cindy Bell - 657-2364


Housing & Residential Life

Mr. Aaron Like - 657-2376


Human Resources

Ms. Janet Simon - 657-2278


International Studies

Dr. Paul Foster - 247-5785


 Information Technology

Dr. Michael Barber, CIO - 657-5750


MSU Billings ID Cards

Ms. Janice Ouldhouse - 657-2023


Native American Achievement Center

Ms. Reno Charette - 657-2144



Ms. Jackie Ellsbury - 657-1777


Rimrock Hall

Mr. Tyler Bradley - 657-2366


Student Engagement/Associate Dean

Mr. Aaron Like - 657-2376


Student Health Services

Ms. Darla Tyler-McSherry - 657-2153


Student Support Services Director/TRiO

Ms. Laura Gittings-Carlson - 657-1668


University Police

Mr. Denis Otterness - 657-2901


University Relations & Communications

Shannon Lampe Wilcox - 657-2243


Veterans Upward Bound

Ms. Lori Borth - 657-2026

Colleges & Departments


College of Allied Health Professions


Department of Health Care Services


Department of Health & Human Performance

Dr. Suzette Nynas - 657-2351


Department of Rehabilitation & Human Services

Dr. Thomas Dell - 896-5837


College of Arts and Sciences


 Department of Art

Dr. Patricia Vettel-Becker - 657-2980


Department of Biological & Physical Sciences

Dr. Kurt Toenjes -  896-5940


Department of Communication &Theatre

Dr. Sam Boerboom - 657-2962


Department of English, Philosophy & Modern Languages

Dr. Rachel Schaffer - 657-2954


Department of History

Dr. Keith Edgerton - 657-2895


Department of Mathematics

Dr. Mark Jacobson - 657-2203


Department of Music, Co-Chairs

Mr. Mark Fenderson - 657-2042

Mr. Douglas Nagel - 657-2042


Department of Social Sciences & Cultural Studies

Dr. Stephen Eliason -  657-2998          


Department of Psychology

Dr. Matthew McMullen - 657-2248


College of Education


Department of Educational Theory & Practice

Dr. Cindy Dell - 657-2034


Montana Center for Inclusive Education

Dr. Tom Manthey - 657-2085


College of Business


Department of Business Administration

Dr. Salem Boumediene - 657-1605


City College


Administrative Operations Director

Ms. Stacey Teague - 247-3008


Academic Success Center Director (Interim)

Ms. Rebekah Reger -  657-1714


Business , Construction, Energy Technology

Mr. Vern Gagnon - 247-3043


Transportation, Welding & Metal Fabrication

Ms. Kat Pfau - 247-3044


Computer Technology & Drafting-Design

Mr. Craig McKenzie - 247-3080


General Education

Mr. Lance Mouser - 247-3066


 Nursing, Health & Public Safety

Mr. Lonnie Schrag - 247-3076


Nursing Director

Ms. Susan Floyd - 247-3073


Student Services Director

Ms. Stephanie Cowen - 247-3005


»» Montana State University Billings 2016-2017 Fact Book

This document provides additional background information as well as an organizational chart developed January 23, 2017.

Additional Information

Montana State University Billings, like most colleges and universities, is organized to provide efficient and effective leadership of the academic programs.  As a member of the part-time faculty, you will work with the following:

A Mentor:  A faculty member from the College and your academic department will be identified as a “mentor” to assist in acclimating you to accepted faculty procedures and processes at Montana State University Billings.  Mentors will share with you agendas and minutes from the College and your academic department.  This mentor might be your department chair or another experienced instructor from your department.

Department Chair: The Chair of the academic department is responsible for the overall quality of the educational program, and is the immediate supervisor.  The Chair is responsible for creating an academic climate in which the part-time faculty member is able to teach and perform well.  (S)He will work closely on all aspects of teaching and will help with administrative functions, payroll, supplies and materials. The Department Chair often reviews faculty syllabi, coordinates workshop/training sessions, and is the “go-to” person for instructors.

Dean:  The Dean is the chief academic officer of the College.  Typically the Dean works directly with the Department Chairs; however, because this is a relatively small University community, the Dean is easily accessible throughout the semester.

Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs:  The Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer for the University.  The Provost is responsible for all aspects of the academic programs and is concerned with the quality of teaching on campus.