Board of Regents of Higher Education

Governor, Steve Bullock, ex officio member
Superintendent of Public Instruction, Elsie Arntzen, ex officio member
Commissioner of Higher Education, Clayton Christian, ex officio member
Fran M. Albrecht, Vice Chair
Levi Birkey, Student Regent
William Johnstone
Casey Lozar
Robert A. Nystuen
Martha Sheehy
Paul Tuss, Chair

Central Administration

President’s Office

Waded Cruzado, Ph.D., President of Montana State University

Academic Affairs

Robert Mokwa, Ph.D., Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
David Singel, Ph. D., Associate Provost
Tamela Eitle, Ph. D., Interim Associate Provost
David L. Di Maria, Ed.D. Associate Provost of International Programs

Student Success

Chris Kearns, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Success
Matthew Caires, Ed.D., Dean of Students
Ronda Russell, M.Ed, Director of Admissions
Tony Campeau, M.S., Registrar
Carina Beck, Ed.D, Director of the Office of Student Success Programs
Brandi Payne, B.S., Director of Financial Aid
Brenda York, M.Ed., Director of Disability, Re-entry & Veterans' Services
Jim Mitchell, M.B.A., Director of Student Health Service
Elizabeth Asserson, Ph.D., Director of Counseling & Psychological Services

Research and Creative Activities

Renee Reijo Pera, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Leslie Schmidt, B.S., Assistant Vice President for Research, Creativity and Technology Transfer

Administration and Finance

Terry Leist, M.B.A., C.P.A., Vice President for Administration and Finance
Dan Stevenson, B.S., Associate Vice President for University Services
Laura Humberger, B.S., C.P.A., Assistant Vice President for Financial Services



Charles Boyer, Ph.D., Vice President and Dean of Agriculture
Nora Smith, Ph.D., Assistant Dean 

Arts and Architecture

Royce W. Smith, Ph.D., Dean
JoDee Palin, Interim Assistant Dean

Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship

Kregg Aytes, Ph.D., Dean
Susan Dana, J.D., Associate Dean 
Brenda Truman, M.P.A., Director of Student Services

Education, Health, and Human Development

Alison Harmon, Ph.D. Dean
Katye Kaminski, M.A., Assistant Dean


Brett Gunnick, Ph.D., Dean
Anne Camper, Ph.D., Associate Dean 
Christine Forman, Ph.D., Associate Dean


Ilse-Mari Lee, D.M.A., Dean

Letters and Science

Nicol Rae, Ph.D., Dean
David Cherry, Ph.D., Associate Dean
Bridget Kevane, Ph.D., Associate Dean 


Helen Melland, Ph. D., Dean
Teresa Seright, Ph.D., Associate Dean
Donna Williams, Ph.D., Associate Dean

Graduate School

Karlene A. Hoo, Ph.D., Dean

Administrative Offices


Ronda Russell, M.Ed., Director

Alumni Relations

Kerry Hanson, Vice President of Alumni Relations


Leon Costello, M.S., Director

Career Services

Carina Beck, Ed.D., Director

University Communications

Tracy Ellig, B.A., Executive Director

Counseling and Psychological Services

Elizabeth Asserson, Ph.D., Director

Extended University

Kimberly Obbink, Ed.D., Executive Director

Facilities Services

Jeff Butler, CET, Director, Facilities Services

MSU Foundation

Chris Murray, MBA, President, and CEO

Institutional Equity/Title IX Coordinator

Jyl Shaffer, M.A., Director

University Studies

Diane Donnelly, M.Ed., Director

Human Resources

Cathy Hasenpflug, B.S., Chief Human Resources Officer

University Information Technology

Jerry Sheehan, M.S., Chief Information Officer

International Programs

David DiMaria, Ed.D, Associate Provost 

Legal Counsel

Kellie Peterson, J.D.


Kenning Arlitsch, Dean
Brian Rossmann, M.L.S., Associate Dean

Mail Services

Jennie Miller, Manager

Museum of the Rockies

Sheldon McKamey, B.S., Dean and Director

Native American Studies

Walter Fleming, Ph.D., Director

Office of Planning & Analysis

Chris Fastnow, Ph.D., Director


Tony Campeau, M.S., Registrar

Residence Life and Food Services

Thomas Stump, C.P.A., Director of Auxiliary Services
Jeff Bondy, M.P.A., Director of Residence Life 
Richard Huffman, Director of Culinary Services 

Safety and Risk Management

Chris Catlett, M.S., CRM, Director

Strand Union

Frank Damberger, B.S., Director

Student Accounts

Bonnie Holden, B.S., Director

Student Health Service

James Mitchell, M.B.A., Director
Ita Killeen, M.D., Associate Director

University Police

Frank Parrish Jr., Police Chief

WWAMI/Division of Health Sciences

Martin Teintze, Ph.D., Director

Women’s Center

Betsy Danforth, B.A., Director