Montana State University

Outreach & Engagement Council

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172200
Bozeman, MT 59717-2200

Tel: (406) 994-6683
Fax: (406) 994-6546


Dr. Kim Obbink

Council Support

Phyllis Dennee

Outreach & Engagement Council

Montana Hall with the M.


To strategically champion engagement at MSU through outreach, leadership, and service to fulfill the land-grant mission.

Areas of Responsibility

  1. Serve as a campus-wide coordinating committee in outreach and engagement efforts.
  2. Guide involvement in outreach, engagement, and leadership activities through systematic assessment, reporting, and policy development to fulfill the commitments of a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution.
  3. Strategically guide outreach, engagement, and leadership at MSU by collaborating with off-campus communities and other external partners, leveraging resources and pursuing extramural funding.
  4. Support efforts to meet Engagement objectives (E1-3) and other outreach goals identified in the MSU Strategic Plan.


Representative from Museum of the Rockies  
Representative from MSU Extension  
Representative from VP for Student Success  
Representative from VP for Administration & Finance  
Representative from the Office of Activities and Engagement  
Representative from Office of the Provost  
Representative from Office of the Vice President for Research  
Representative from MSU Leadership Institute  
Representative from Extended University  
Representative from Professional Council  
Representative from Classified Staff [Designated by Staff Senate]
1 Faculty representative member [Designated by Faculty Senate]
1 student representative member [Designated by ASMSU]
1 community member at-large [Designated by President]
1 member from MSU Units at-large [Nominations sought/selected by vice presidents and deans]
Ex Officio Member: Representative from MSU Alumni Foundation  
Ex Officio Member: Representative from University Communication