Professional Council

Upcoming Meeting: October 1, 2014, 2pm Reid 415


The Professional Council (PC) was established by MSU's President in 1979 as a means of facilitating communication and cooperation among professionals, and communication with administration in the development of general decisions and policies which affect professional employees.  The Council is intended to promote collaborative efforst by professional with others on campus in mutal efforst to effectively and efficiently carry out the land-grant missions at Montana State University, Bozeman.

Professional Council meets twice each month during the academic year, and/or as called by the Chair. All meetings are conducted according to the MSU policy on open meetings.


Next Meeting:  October 15th, 2pm Hosaeus Fitness Center, Room 175 (halfway down racquetball court hallway)



The Rufus T. Firefly Award For Professional Employees Nomination Process Has Begun 

The Firefly Award of Excellence is presented to an individual who demonstrates tangible innovation, positive and broad impact on student experience, embodies the mission of MSU/MAES/MES, and leadership distinguished by role modeling in a professional capacity.

In order to qualify for the Firefly award, a nomine must hold a professional position with the university system, the Agricultural Experiment Station, or Extension Service.

Upon determining complete nomination packets, the Professional Council sub-committee will request that each nominee compose a brief (one-page) statement on their philosophy of excellence (ostensibly, a Monday Morning Memo). This essay should include consideration of the 5 question criteria (Innovation, Sustainability, Impact, Distinction, and Alignment). Each nominee will have 5 working business days to complete this final step.

The Online Nomination can be found here - Applications must be completed by October 20th at 5pm.