The Bobcat Parent Council (BPC) is a University-wide volunteer network created and supported by the Office of the Dean of Students and the MSU Alumni Foundation (MSUAF).  BPC members will become knowledgeable about campus activities and assist the Dean of Students with various aspects of the Bobcat Parent & Family program. In addition, BPC members will receive special updates and access to MSU’s Dean of Students and will be invited to attend various MSU and MSUAF events.  

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Member Profiles:

Angela Krisinger: 

Angela Krisinger

Angela Krisinger joined the Bobcat Parent Council in Fall 2016 as a way to stay connected to her son’s collegiate journey from her home in Everett, Washington. Angela’s son Cameron is in his junior year in the Mechanical Engineering program. When Cameron isn’t in class, he can likely be found skiing or studying with his fraternity brothers.

Angela is fond of MSU as well, as she believes the University empowers undergraduate students to succeed. She thinks Bozeman is one of the coolest towns in the country, and is sure to get time off from her career as a Product Manager for Amazon to attend Parent & Family Weekend every October. One of her favorite weekend events is meeting fellow MSU parents at the football tailgate, or taking her son and his friends out to dinner.  


Jim Ellingson

Jim Ellingson

It didn’t come as much of a surprise to Jim Ellingson when his daughter, Svea, decided to attend MSU this year for Engineering. An alumni himself, Jim brought his daughter to Bozeman often, to visit family and by the time she was nine, she knew she was a future bobcat.

Because Jim’s daughter is a freshman, he has not yet attended a Parent Family Weekend, but he is looking forward to attending his first one this year. Jim, who is a Financial Advisor based out of Litchfield, Minnesota, decided to join the BPC in the Summer 2017 because he’s worked with MSU previously and enjoys giving back to the University.