Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

2017-2018 Vice Chancellor’s Student Advisory Committee

When not eating in the dining hall or visiting with students around campus, Dr. Buckingham formally meets with student leaders who represent a cross-section of the MSUB student body at both campuses (University Campus, City College) on a monthly basis.


The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Advisory Board, known as Ex-Officio offers an exceptional opportunity for leaders of key constituent student groups to provide counsel to Dr. Buckingham. Students serving on Ex-Officio provide direct advice and feedback to the Division of Student Affairs on the campus administration concerning student services at MSU Billings.


Constituent student groups on Ex-Officio:


University Campus

University Ex-Officio Student Advisors

Back Row:  Joe Kohl, Disability Support Services; Kathy Kotecki, Dean of Student Engagement; Anna Mason, Graduate Studies; Shiloh Robison, Student Activities Board; Kimberly Myers, Student Activities Board; Katelyn Focht, President ASMSUB; Cody Earley, Resident Assistant; Terad Hejazi, Multicultural Club; Lane Pascal, Diversity Center; Dr. Joe Oravecz,  former Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs


Front Row: Margaret Schwarz, Music Department; Megan Dettling, SAAC; Michelle Williams, Honor Program; Alexis Zent, Retort; Haylee Mooney, Resident Hall Association; Mckinzie Newman, Disability Support Services


Not Pictured:  Sarah Gallup (Disability Support Services)


  • Retort Student Newspaper
  • Uniquely Diverse/Disability Support Services
  • Honors Student Association
  • American Indian Tribal Association
  • Black Student Union
  • Student Activities Board
  • Diversity Center
  • OUT
  • Graduate Students
  • Residence Hall Association
  • Resident Assistants
  • Veterans
  • Music Department
  • Student Athlete Advisory Council
  • Jacket Student Ambassadors
  • Student Government
  • International Students

  • Multicultural Club

City College

Ex Officio City College Student Advisors

Back Row:  Patrick Bearstail, Business Administration; Raymond Halverson, Computer Systems Technology; David Kechanin, Business Administration; Dr. Cliff Coppersmith, Dean City College


Front Row: Dr. Joe Oravecz, former Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs; Kirtlye Schuman, Associate Director Student Services; Lexi Dudley, Pre-Nursing; Kristin Ellington, Pre-Nursing; Ashlie Grinsteiner, Automotive Technology; Kathy Kotecki, Dean of Student Engagement                           


Not Pictured:  Alexis Wolf, Fire Science; Kaci Korthuis, AS Nursing; Stephanie Cowen, Director of Student Services


  • Business Administration
  • Nursing
  • Computer Systems Technology
  • Accounting
  • Welding
  • Process Plan Management
  • Pre-Rad Technology
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Automotive Technology

The University Campus Ex-Officio meets the first Thursday of every month during the fall and spring semesters. The City College Ex-Officio meets the first Friday of every month during the fall and spring semesters.