Search Process Begins For The Next MSU Billings Chancellor

Sep 29, 2017

Credit MSU Billings

The process is underway to find a new chancellor at Montana State University Billings.

The first step is a public forum to gather comments on what traits and experience people think the next chancellor should have.

Montana State University President Waded Cruzado oversees the Billings campus. She’s scheduled an open public forum in Billings to hear those remarks.

"It is an opportunity for the campus community, the students, faculty and staff as well as members of the community at large and alumni, to share with President Cruzado what their hopes are for a new chancellor," says Tracy Ellig, director of university communications at MSU. "The president will take into consideration (those comments) as she moves forward with setting out and establishing a search."

Ellig says a search committee has not yet been formed, but Cruzado hopes to have a new chancellor in place on the Billings campus by July 1, 2018.

Last year, Cruzado named MSU Associate Provost Ron Larsen as interim chancellor. 

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Larsen took over at the Billings campus February 1, 2017. Larsen took over from Mark Nook who was named president of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.

The public forum at MSU Billings is October 2, 2017 from 3:00-4:00 pm in room Library 148.