University Relations and Communications

Higher education officials set listening sessions in central Montana

October 1, 2010


Dan Carter, University Relations, 657-2269


MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Business leaders, community leaders, policymakers and parents can make their views known to Montana higher education leaders at two community listening sessions next week in central and southcentral Montana.


As part of their biennial listening tour, Dr. Sheila Stearns, Commissioner of Higher Education for Montana, and Regent Todd Buchanan will be in Billings and Harlowton to highlight current activities in the Montana University System and gather input on its future. Community listening sessions are scheduled for:

  • Thursday, Oct. 7, from 3-5 p.m. at the MSU Billings College of Technology Health Sciences Building.
  • Friday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Harlowton High School library.

 Dr. Mary Sheehy Moe, deputy commissioner for two-year education, will also be attending the meetings to talk about College!Now two-year education in Montana.


Stearns and other higher education officials have already been in Glasgow, Sidney and Glendive where they have heard from legislators, community leaders and the public on how higher education in Montana can be improved.


For more information about the Billings and Harlowton meetings, contact Dan Carter at MSU Billings at 657-2269.