Search Advisory Committee

Steve Arveschoug
Jim Barron
Jenay Cross
Joy Honea
Vern Gagnon
Bill Kennedy
Bob Mokwa
Martha Sheehy
Brock Tessman*
James Unzaga

Executive Director, Big Sky Economic Development
Chair, Faculty Senate
Chair, Staff Union (University Campus, City College)
Chair, Faculty Union (University Campus)
Chair, Faculty Union (City College)
CEO/President, MSU Billings Foundation
Executive Vice President and Provost, MSU Bozeman
Member, Montana Board of Regents
Deputy Commissioner, Montana University System
ASMSUB President

*Chair

View the Chancellor position Description

 

Sept. 24, 2020

Dear Campus Community,

We wanted to provide you with an update on the MSUB Chancellor search process. The Search Advisory Committee (SAC) has started to review applications and we are excited to see such a strong pool of applicants. We are committed to finding a leader who demonstrates the qualities and commitment necessary to move the institution forward successfully into the future.

We plan to schedule round-one of interviews during the first week of October, and we will continue to keep you posted on our progress and will be in touch again soon once we have more information. As of today, we are still very much on schedule to complete the search later this fall and to have your new Chancellor start on or near January 1, 2021.

As always, we continue to welcome your feedback and input. Please email the SAC at msubchancellorsearch@msubillings.edu or submit your comments anonymously via this form. We will also continue to update the MSUB Chancellor Search webpage with the most recent information.

Sincerely,

Brock Tessman, on behalf of the MSU Billings Chancellor Search Advisory Committee

 


Dear Campus Community,

Our search for the next Chancellor of MSU Billings is off to a strong start! I was impressed and pleased to see such great turnout at the recent Chancellor Listening Sessions we hosted a couple weeks ago on the MSUB campus. Your comments and insights regarding the MSUB community, its history, and what to look for in a new Chancellor are vital to the success of the Search Advisory Committee (SAC).

The SAC held its initial meeting last Thursday and received our charge from President Cruzado. We are on track to developing a strong pool of candidates with the anticipated start date of January 1, 2021. Your feedback and comments provided an excellent framework for the creation of a robust position description and job advertisement.

The job advertisement will be made public later this week and will be posted on search outlets nationally, throughout Montana, and on the MSUB Chancellor Search website. Please share the advertisement widely and reach out to anyone you know who would be a strong candidate.

Again, thank you for playing a role in this search process and we continue to welcome your feedback and insight throughout the search. Please send comments to msubchancellorsearch@msubillings.edu or submit comments anonymously via this form. We will also continue to update the MSUB Chancellor Search website with the most recent information.

Sincerely,

Brock Tessman, on behalf of the MSU Billings Chancellor Search Advisory Committee

As our new semester begins, the search for our next Chancellor is also getting underway. As a starting point, we would like to know your thoughts about what you are looking for in MSUB’s next Chancellor.

We will be hosting three public listening sessions on Thursday, Aug. 27 to get your insights into what experience, qualities, and vision should define MSUB’s next leader. We will also be able to answer some questions about the search timeline and overall process. These sessions are open to the MSUB community and the Billings community more generally. Please, do come and share your thoughts—out loud or in writing.

Montana State University Billings Chancellor Search

Listening Sessions | Thursday, Aug. 27 |10 a.m.-11 a.m. | 12 p.m.-1 p.m. |2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Glacier Room, Student Union Building, 1500 University Drive

Should you prefer to join virtually, please access one of the sessions via the Webex links below:

10 a.m.-11 a.m. session
 
12 p.m.-1 p.m. session
 
2 p.m.- 3 p.m. session

If you would like to submit comments online throughout the entire search process, you can submit them via this form anonymously or via email to MSUBChancellorSearch@msubillings.edu.

Dr. Brock Tessman, MUS Deputy Commissioner for Academic, Research, and Student Affairs, is the chair of the Search Advisory Committee.

August 27, 2020

Dear Campus Community,

We are happy to announce that the MSU Billings Chancellor Search Advisory Committee (SAC) has been formed. The SAC includes a range of shared governance leaders as well as other key stakeholders from campus and the community. Each member is committed to support the selection of an outstanding next chancellor for MSU Billings. We have kept the committee small by design in order to maximize individual engagement and to allow for in-person meetings that still meet the health and safety expectations during the pandemic.

The Search Advisory Committee members are:

Steve Arveschoug
Jim Barron
Jenay Cross
Joy Honea
Vern Gagnon
Bill Kennedy
Bob Mokwa
Martha Sheehy
Brock Tessman*
Student Leader

Executive Director, Big Sky Economic Development
Chair, Faculty Senate
Chair, Staff Union (University Campus, City College)
Chair, Faculty Union (University Campus)
Chair, Faculty Union (City College)
CEO/President, MSU Billings Foundation
Executive Vice President and Provost, MSU Bozeman
Member, Montana Board of Regents
Deputy Commissioner, Montana University System
Pending

 
*Chair

There will be multiple opportunities and platforms to meaningfully engage the search. Today’s listening sessions (at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. in the Glacier Room on University Campus) are a great way to provide feedback on the qualities, experiences, and vision that you would like your next chancellor to embody. As the search progresses there will be opportunities to provide additional feedback and connect with candidates who reach the finalist stage.

If you prefer to join the listening sessions virtually, use the links to below to access them:

10 a.m.-11 a.m. session
12 p.m.-1 p.m. session
2 p.m.- 3 p.m. session

Throughout the search process, we hope that you will provide insight and feedback via the Listening Session Comment Form or via email to msubchancellorsearch@msubillings.edu.

The Search Advisory Committee will have their first meeting next week. The latest information and updates can be found on the MSUB Chancellor Search webpage.