University Relations and Communications

MSU Billings Career Services names new members to advisory board

August 14, 2009



Patricia Reuss, Office of Career Services, 657-2168
Dan Carter, University Relations, 657-2269


MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — At its quarterly meeting in August, new members were named to the Career Services Advisory Board for Montana State University Billings. They are: 

Rachelle Elliott, Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch; Sue McCannel, Bureau of Reclamation; Tom Rodgers, PPL Montana; and Tyler Harris, President of the Associated Students of MSU Billings. Harris and current advisory board member Mike Magone of Fiserv Corporation, were named 2009-10 co-chairs of the Career Services Advisory Board. 


Returning employer members to the board are Deane Reay, Billings School District 2; Kathy Smith, St. Vincent Healthcare; Bill McDonald, Costco; Debbie Potter, EideBailly; Becky Webber, Big Brothers/ Big Sisters; Augie Aga, Cherry Creek Radio; Dee Dee Kane, Montana Department of Transportation;  James Klanke, Wells Fargo; and Shane Bofto, HydroSolutions. 


Returning MSU Billings members include Lynette Schwalbe, College of Education; Dr. Doxey Hatch, College of Arts & Sciences; Jim Hughs and Vern Gagnon, College of Technology; Gary Amundson, College of Business; Dr. Diane Duin, College of Allied Health; Trudy Carey, Disability Support Services; Kathy Kotecki, Office of Community Involvement; Reno Charette, American Indian Outreach; Julie Seedhouse, Alumni Association; and Dr. Stacy Klippenstein, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.


Advisory Board members serve two-year terms and include university and community representatives whose industries align with degrees offered by MSU Billings.  Industries and areas include:

  • Banking/Finance
  • Education and Human Services
  • Health Care/Allied Health
  • Trade and Industry
  • Wholesale/Retail
  • Professional Services
  • Transportation
  • Non-Profit
  • Government
  • Information Technology
  • Environmental Studies/Science
  • Communications  

The mission of the MSU Billings Career Services Advisory Board is to serve as ambassador for the Office of Career Services and to act as a resource for its primary constituents: students, faculty and employers. 


For more information go to or contact Patricia Reuss, director of the Office of Career Services, at 657-2168


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