Education

MSU Billings

Four finalists were chosen in the search for the next chancellor of Montana State University-Billings.

It is a startling statistic. A third of students at Montana State University-Billings said they have experienced times when they did not have enough food. And this food insecurity is a barrier to achieving a college degree.

A student needs assessment conducted during the Spring 2016 semester by the Food Insecurity Committee on campus found 34% of students reported not having enough food for themselves or their household, and 26 percent reported having had skipped a meal because the lack of food.

A recent student survey found a third of students at MSU-Billings have reported not having enough food for themselves or their household. And this food insecurity can stand in the way of students achieving a college degree.

The transportation block grants the state of Montana pays to school districts is one of the sources Governor Steve Bullock is considering removing to help fill the state’s budget shortfall. Eliminating the grants in 2019 would save the state nearly $12 million.

But not all the school districts have a reserve fund to fall back on, and others that do can’t sustain the loss over an extended period of time.

MSU Billings University Relations

The committee charged with finding the next chancellor at Montana State University Billings is asking for public input to help shape the future of the campus and its new leader.  The panel is hosting a series of meetings November 3, 2017 at City College MSU Billings to gather those answers.

Jackie Yamanaka

Opinions were split between those who wanted to retain interim Chancellor Ron Larsen and those who spoke in favor of launching a national search for the next head of Montana State University Billings.

Montana State University President Waded Cruzado hosted 2 forums Monday afternoon to hear from faculty, staff, administrators, students, and community members.

Montana State University-Billings

Enrollment at Montana State University Billings is up this fall and Interim Chancellor Ron Larsen is  pleased with the news.

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.

The University of Montana has narrowed its search for president down to four candidates. The finalists are on campus this week and Monday, visiting with faculty and students and sharing their vision for the institution, which is facing enrollment challenges.

Mirta Martin was the first prospective president to participate in an open forum held at the UC Theater Monday afternoon.

Flathead County schools have canceled all weekend extracurricular activities at more than 30 schools, due to threats received earlier this week. School administrators consulted with law enforcement and were told the situation has not been resolved.

Whitefish Superintendent Heather Davis Schmidt told the Flathead Beacon that schools were advised to prevent large gatherings of students.

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