|September 18, 2011|
Inauguration, regents meeting headline busy week at MSU Billings
MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Officials from the Montana University System will be in Billings this week for a variety of events that deal with transition at MSU Billings and the future of the system.
The busy week begins on Tuesday, with the official inauguration of Dr. Rolf Groseth as Chancellor of Montana State University Billings. The inauguration will be officiated by Dr. Waded Cruzado, president of Montana State University in Bozeman. It is set for 10:10 a.m. on Sept. 20 at Petro Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.
Groseth was appointed last November as the second chancellor of the Billings-based university. He succeeds Dr. Ron Sexton, who had served as chancellor of MSU Billings since 1995. Sexton retired in August, 2010.
Before arriving in Billings, Groseth was serving as vice president for inter-campus affairs at MSU in Bozeman and was interim chancellor at MSU Northern in Havre from January 2008 to August 2009.
As the inter-campus affairs vice president, 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. He has worked as executive assistant to the MSU President from 1994 to 2004 and had extensive student affairs experience at MSU in Bozeman from 1977 to 1994 and before that at the University of Florida and Georgetown University. Groseth also served two years in the U.S. Army, including a 12-month tour of duty in Vietnam.
He is married to Jaynee Drange Groseth, executive director of the MSU Alumni Association. They have two grown sons.
On Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 21-22, the Montana Board of Regents meet at the MSU Billings Student Union Building. The meetings will focus on budgets, finances and planning for the coming year. Among other things:
For more information, go to the agenda at http://mus.edu/board/meetings/2011/Sept2011/Sept2011.asp