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Name Position Represents Term# Ends
Greenfield, Elizabeth Chair Student Success 1 9/15
Keene, Abbey Chair-Elect Administration 1 9/16
Dunn, Jenn Secretary Student Services 1 9/17
Brown, Lisa Treasurer Administration 1 9/16
Negaard, Donna Archivist Administration 1 9/15
Steele, Karen Logisitcs Coordinator Administration 1 9/16
Dolan, Jake Social Coordinator Administration 1 9/16
Rossman, Brian Professional Development Academic 1 9/17
Cleveland, Sean Website/Twitter Liason Research 1 9/16
Hilmer, Jonathan Membership Liason Research 1 9/16


Provide a means for professional employees and administration to interact and to discuss, formulate, and recommend university policy to the appropriate university authority. The Professional Council Constitution describes the powers of the Council to recommend such policy, always within the constraints of the Montana University System powers as described in the Constitution of the State of Montana. Please see the Professional CouncilBy Laws and Constitution.


For the 2014-2015 academic school year, meetings will be held at 2:00pm. The meeting times for "Business" will always be held in Reid Hall, Room 415. The "Guest" meetings will travel around campus to provide a diverse perspective to all professional members and allow others the opportunity to join us. Please see the "Meeting Schedule" for a list of all updated locations.


The Professional Council is composed of ten members who are elected from professionals employed in four divisions: four members from Academic Affairs, two from Student Affairs, two from Administrative Offices, and two Research Professionals.  Alternates to regular members may attend and vote in the absence of members to whom they are alternates. These divisions and a provision for alternates are established in the Professional Council By-Laws.

Professional staff members are defined as non-classified, non-faculty employees appointed on a Montana University System contract or Letter of Appointment who hold a non-instructional position. Employees having more than one assignment, where at least one assignment is administrative/professional in nature, are represented by Professional Council for their professional assignment.

Nonvoting Member: Administrative Associate of Professional Council.

Length of Term

Elected members serve three-year terms and may be re-elected. No member may serve more than two consecutive terms. (See Professional Council By-Laws.) P=partial term.

Appointed By

Elected members are elected by their individual constituencies according to the By-Laws of Professional Council.


Current--Liz Greenfield -

Title--Assistant Director, Office of Student Services in the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Appointed By--Elected by Professional Council membership

Length of Term--August 2014-May 2015

Advisory To

Administrators of Montana State University-Bozeman

Reports Due

A Chair's report is included in each meeting, and minutes of meetings are distributed by posting on MSU Today.

Mechanism for Changing This Information

Changes may be made to committee structure and information only in accordance with Professional Council Constitution and By-Laws. Authorization of changes comes only through the Secretary to University Governance Council, with the approval of the current Chair and Chair Elect of Professional Council.