OFFICERS

Staff Senate Chair:  Ramie Pederson (Procurement Officer, University Business Services)

Portrait of Ramie Pederson 

About Me: I am a graduate of MSU class of 1983 and 1991.  I earned my B.S. in Agriculture in Mechanized Ag in 1983.  My great-grandfather also graduated from MSU with a degree in Mechanical Agriculture around 1916.  I have been the Wellness Champ for the last three years.  My favorite part of my job is conducting the Procurement Training for Fiscal Development FD401 and I would like to lead more trainings.  

How to Reach Me:  Phone:  (406) 994-3213

                                             Email:  ramie.pederson@montana.edu

 

Staff Senate Vice-Chair:  Candace Mastel (Campus Planner, Campus Planning, Design, and Construction)

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About Me:  I joined Staff Senate to not only help out with informing fellow colleagues about what is happening that affects them as a staff member, but to also learn more about how I and "we" can be a more influential and contributory part of what makes the university tick.  I enjoy working at MSU because it allows me to work in a creative environment where new ideas are flowing all the time and people are passionate about their work, their playtime, and their friends and family.  

How to Reach Me:  Phone:  (406) 994-7457

                                             Email:  candace.mastel@montana.edu

 

ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES

Skilled Craft

Andrew Board (Painter, Facility Services)

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About Me:  I have been a painter in Facility Services for a little over 5 years.  I just started my second term on Staff Senate.  I originally joined Staff Senate to fill-in for a coworker who was retiring.  I found that I liked learning about all the issues facing the university and its employees and relating them back to my constituents.  I enjoy working at MSU because I get to meet nice people and learn about interesting things and places throughout campus.  I also get satisfaction from helping to beautify the campus.  In my free time I like to golf, read, hike, and partake in other outdoor activities.  

How to Reach Me:  Phone:  (406) 994-2107

                                     Email:  andrew.board@montana.edu

 

Joe Robbins (Carpenter, Facility Services)

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About Me:  Not provided.

How to Reach Me:  Phone:  (406) 994-2107

                                     Email:  joseph.robbins@montana.edu

 

Classified Professional

Kasia Maison (Human Resources Officer, Human Resources)

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About Me:  I have worked at MSU-Human Resources for over ten years.  Throughout this time I have supported various departments including recruitment, employment, classification, compensation, and ADA coordination.  A year ago I became an HR Business Partner.  I am a graduate of Leadership MSU, Class of 2015.  It is my strong belief that working at MSU is about making a difference and creating positive change for people so they can be at their best and fully contribute to the University's mission and success.  I am honored to have been elected to represent Classified Professionals in 2017 and very excited for the opportunity of collaborating with Staff Senate Senators and other constituencies on campus.  As I am a collaborator by nature, my on-going focus is to listen and include various perspectives so we can accomplish goals that matter to you the most and are close to your heart.  I make every possible effort to ensure every issue gets a fair review and the best solutions are implemented.  

How to Reach Me:  Phone:  (406) 994-6101

                                     Email:  katarzyna.maison@montana.edu

 

Candace Mastel (Campus Planner, Campus Planning, Design, and Construction)

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About Me:  I joined Staff Senate to not only help out with informing fellow colleagues about what is happening that affects them as a staff member, but to also learn more about how I and "we" can be a more influential and contributory part of what makes the university tick.  I enjoy working at MSU because it allows me to work in a creative environment where new ideas are flowing all the time and people are passionate about their work, their playtime, and their friends and family.  

How to Reach Me:  Phone:  (406) 994-7457

                                             Email:  candace.mastel@montana.edu

 

Steven Doner (Police Captain, University Police Department)

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About Me:  Not provided.

How to Reach Me:  Phone:  (406) 994-1263

                                     Email:  steven.doner@montana.edu

 

Tech/Paraprofessional

Milana Lazetich (Computer Support Specialist, Health & Human Development)

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About Me:  I joined Staff Senate in 2015 and believe the interests of staff- particularly staff inclusion and parity across campus- are significant matters for the university to function as a whole.  I believe Staff Senate is a platform for staff to not only be heard, but to be involved in the decisions revolving around their positions and employment at MSU.  I've been employed at MSU since it was MSC...well, almost!  I've had several different responsiblities throughout the years, but the one I still enjoy most is working with the students.  

How to Reach Me:  Phone:  (406) 994-3241

                                    Email:  milana@montana.edu

 

Lyle Williams (UIT Service Engineer, University Information Technology)

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About Me:  Not provided.

How to Reach Me:  Phone:  (406) 994-5092

                                    Email:  lyle.williams@montana.edu

 

Secretarial/Clerical

Dorie Seymour ( Administrative Assistant IV, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences)

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About Me:  I joined Staff Senate to be more engaged with the campus community.  I enjoy working at MSU because of the people and I enjoy being able to help people succeed.  I am a dog lover and owner and enjoy living in Bozeman.  

How to Reach Me:  Phone:  (406) 994-5718

                                    Email:  dorie.seymour@montana.edu

 

Gina Taylor (Contract Specialist, Research & Economic Development)

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About Me: I have been an MSU employee for a little over 5 years combined.  I am the Contract Specialist in VP for Research & Economic Development.  I joined Staff Senate in 2018 to stay in the loop of what is going on around campus, meet more people, as well as help my fellow Secretarial/Clerical staff members and listen to their wants and needs at MSU.  Go CATS!!  

How to Reach Me:  Phone:  (406) 994-4404

                                     Email:  gina.taylor@montana.edu

 

Off Campus

Wendy Minster (Program Assistant, College of Nursing)

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About Me:  I am the Program Assistant for the College of Nursing on the Great Falls Campus and I am the Off Campus representative for Staff Senate.  I joined Staff Senate to facilitate better communication between the main campus in Bozeman and the MSU employees who are not physically located in Bozeman.  I am serving my second 3-year term.  When I applied for myposition at MSU, I did so mainly because the position said "summers off."  However, it did not take me long to realize what an honor it is to work for MSU, and specifically the College of Nursing.  I am in my 25th year at MSU and cannot imagine working anywhere else.  

How to Reach Me:  Phone:  (406) 771-4451

                                    Email:  wminster@montana.edu

 

Service Maintenance

Todd Reuterdahl (Custodian II, Residence Life/University Food Services)

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About Me:  Not provided.

How to Reach Me:  Phone:  (406) 994-6133

                                    Email:  todd.reuterdahl@montana.edu

 

 

Jared Zanieri (Custodian II, Residence Life/University Food Services)

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About Me:  Not provided.

How to Reach Me:  Phone:  (406) 994-6031

                                    Email:  jared.zanieri@montana.edu

 

 

Blaine Taylor (Custodian I, Residence Life/University Food Services)

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About Me:  Not provided.

How to Reach Me:  Phone:  (406) 994-6133

                                    Email:  blaine.taylor1@montana.edu

 

APPOINTED REPRESENTATIVES

Budget Council

David Reese (Academic Advisor II, Education/Shared Services)

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About Me:  I joined Staff Senate to be a voice for classified staff on the MSU Budget Council.  The budget process has serious implications for the conditions in which we do our work, but most classified staff do not understand how it works.  I hope to help staff be better informed and to ensure staff concerns are heard by those making decisions that affect our livelihoods.  I enjoy working at MSU because I enjoy helping students as they navigate transformative periods in their lives and because I want my labor to serve the public rather than a profit motive.  I'm the Vice President of the MSU Bozeman classified staff union, MFPE Local 8521-Bozeman, and I'm always happy to talk with staff about my role.  

How to Reach Me:  Phone:  (406) 994-1880

                                    Email:  david.reese@montana.edu

 

Campus Sustainability Advisory Committee

Bob Eichenberger (Business System Analyst, University Business Services)

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About Me:  I work for University Business Services as a Business Analyst.  My primary role is to bring Banner Document Management to the departments on all four campuses.  On Staff Senate I am the representative for the Campus Sustainability Advisory Committee.  Being on Staff Senate keeps me engaged on what is happening on campus and gives me an opportunity to contribute to this great university.  In my spare time I enjoy running and skiing.  

How to Reach Me:  Phone:  (406) 994-2704

                                     Email:  robert.eichenberger@montana.edu

 

Inter-Units Benefits (IUBC)

Ron Brekke (Parking Enforcement Supervisor, University Police)

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About Me:  Not provided.

How to Reach Me:   Phone:  (406) 994-7943

                                     Email:  rbrekke@montana.edu

 

MSU Benefits

Kerri Marx (Personnel Officer, Residence Life/UFS)

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About Me:  I worked in UHR as a benefit technician and then as the benefits manager.  I wanted to continue to be involved with, and informed about, MUS benefits while working in Auxiliary Services so I became involved in the MSU Benefits Committee.  I am an MSU alumni and love MSU!

How to Reach Me:    Phone:  (406) 994-6468

                                     Email:  kmarx@montana.edu

 

Sarah Rieger (Administrative Associate III, Academic Technology & Outreach)

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About Me:  Not provided.

How to Reach Me:   Phone:  (406) 994-6550

                                     Email:  srieger@montana.edu

 

Ramie Pederson (Procurement Officer, University Business Services)

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About Me: I am a graduate of MSU class of 1983 and 1991.  I earned my B.S. in Agriculture in Mechanized Ag in 1983.  My great-grandfather also graduated from MSU with a degree in Mechanical Agriculture around 1916.  I have been the Wellness Champ for the last three years.  My favorite part of my job is conducting the Procurement Training for Fiscal Development FD401 and I would like to lead more trainings. 

How to Reach Me:  Phone:  (406) 994-3213

                                             Email:  ramie.pederson@montana.edu

 

Outreach & Engagement Committee

Mark Magee (Accounting Analyst, Fiscal Shared Services)

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About Me:  I joined Staff Senate to be more engaged in campus activities and management.  I enjoy working at MSU because of the great customer service Fiscal Shared Services provides.  I'm from Maryland and have lived in Montana for only two years.

How to Reach Me:   Phone:  (406) 994-4338

                                     Email:  mark.magee1@montana.edu

 

Parking & Transportation

Candace Mastel (Campus Planner, Campus Planning, Design, and Construction)

portrait of Candace Mastel

About Me:  I joined Staff Senate to not only help out with informing fellow colleagues about what is happening that affects them as a staff member, but to also learn more about how I and "we" can be a more influential and contributory part of what makes the university tick.  I enjoy working at MSU because it allows me to work in a creative environment where new ideas are flowing all the time and people are passionate about their work, their playtime, and their friends and family.  

How to Reach Me:  Phone:  (406) 994-7457

                                             Email:  candace.mastel@montana.edu

 

Parking Appeals Board

Glen Steinhoff (Irrigation Manager, Landscape & Grounds)

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About Me:  I am in my fifteenth year at MSU as a member of the Landscape & Grounds department and am in my third year as the Irrigation Manager.  This is my first year on Staff Senate and the University Facilities Planning Board (UFPB) as well as the Parking Appeals Board.  I graduated from MSU in 2003 with a B.S. Degree in Primary Education.  I serve as a Chapter Advisor to a local fraternity chapter and work as a maintenance manager at two sororities.  

How to Reach Me:  Phone:  (406) 994-3442

                                    Email:  gsteinhoff@montana.edu

 

Personnel Board

Katherine Owens (Administrative Associate IV, Counseling & Psychological Services)

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About Me:  Not provided.

How to Reach Me:   Phone:  (406) 994-4531

                                     Email:  katherine.owens@montana.edu

 

Planning Council

Kasia Maison (Human Resources Officer, Human Resources)

Portrait of Kasia Maison

About Me:  I have worked at MSU-Human Resources for over ten years.  Throughout this time I have supported various departments including recruitment, employment, classification, compensation, and ADA coordination.  A year ago I became an HR Business Partner.  I am a graduate of Leadership MSU, Class of 2015.  It is my strong belief that working at MSU is about making a difference and creating positive change for people so they can be at their best and fully contribute to the University's mission and success.  I am honored to have been elected to represent Classified Professionals in 2017 and very excited for the opportunity of collaborating with Staff Senate Senators and other constituencies on campus.  As I am a collaborator by nature, my on-going focus is to listen and include various perspectives so we can accomplish goals that matter to you the most and are close to your heart.  I make every possible effort to ensure every issue gets a fair review and the best solutions are implemented.  

How to Reach Me:   Phone:  (406) 994-6101

                                     Email:  katarzyna.maison@montana.edu

 

President's Commission on the Status of University Women

Kasia Maison (Human Resources Officer, Human Resources)

portrait of Kasia Maison

About Me:  I have worked at MSU-Human Resources for over ten years.  Throughout this time I have supported various departments including recruitment, employment, classification, compensation, and ADA coordination.  A year ago I became an HR Business Partner.  I am a graduate of Leadership MSU, Class of 2015.  It is my strong belief that working at MSU is about making a difference and creating positive change for people so they can be at their best and fully contribute to the University's mission and success.  I am honored to have been elected to represent Classified Professionals in 2017 and very excited for the opportunity of collaborating with Staff Senate Senators and other constituencies on campus.  As I am a collaborator by nature, my on-going focus is to listen and include various perspectives so we can accomplish goals that matter to you the most and are close to your heart.  I make every possible effort to ensure every issue gets a fair review and the best solutions are implemented.  

How to Reach Me:   Phone:  (406) 994-6101

                                     Email:  katarzyna.maison@montana.edu

 

Recreational Sports & Fitness Advisory Board

Jennifer Nesbitt (Computer Software Engineer, Office of Sponsored Programs)

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About Me:  Not provided.

How to Reach Me:   Phone:  (406) 994-2381

                                     Email:  jnesbitt@montana.edu

 

Space Management Committee

Milana Lazetich (Computer Support Specialist, Health & Human Development)

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About Me:  I joined Staff Senate in 2015 and believe the interests of staff- particularly staff inclusion and parity across campus- are significant matters for the university to function as a whole.  I believe Staff Senate is a platform for staff to not only be heard, but to be involved in the decisions revolving around their positions and employment at MSU.  I've been employed at MSU since it was MSC...well, almost!  I've had several different responsiblities throughout the years, but the one I still enjoy most is working with the students.  

How to Reach Me:  Phone:  (406) 994-3241

                                    Email:  milana@montana.edu

 

Tobacco Free Task Force

Katelynne Cowart (Student Services Coordinator, College of Letters & Science)

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About Me:  I joined Staff Senate because I have a passion for shared governance.  I enjoy working at MSU because of the shared ethos of helping our students succeed.  I have worked full-time at the university since 2015 and will be finishing up MSU's Master in Public Administration program in May 2019.  When I'm not on campus you can find me exploring Paradise Valley or hanging out with my dog Linus.

How to Reach Me:   Phone:  (406) 994-4288

                                      Email:   katelynn.cowart@montana.edu

 

University Facilities Planning Board

Glen Steinhoff (Irrigation Manager, Landscape & Grounds)

portrait of Glen Steinhoff

About Me:  I am in my fifteenth year at MSU as a member of the Landscape & Grounds department and am in my third year as the Irrigation Manager.  This is my first year on Staff Senate and the University Facilities Planning Board (UFPB) as well as the Parking Appeals Board.  I graduated from MSU in 2003 with a B.S. Degree in Primary Education.  I serve as a Chapter Advisor to a local fraternity chapter and work as a maintenance manager at two sororities.  

How to Reach Me:  Phone:  (406) 994-3442

                                   Email:  gsteinhoff@montana.edu

 

University Planning Board-Public Arts Committee

Keely Holmes (Program Manager, Office of Academic Affairs)

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About Me:  I joined Staff Senate in order to get more involved with others on campus.  I enjoy working at MSU.  As an alumnus and a sixth generation Gallatin Valley resident, I get to live my life in my beautiful hometown and use my experience and education to do good things for a wonderful community.  My husband and I are the proud parents of four grown children and look forward to being grandparents in the future. 

How to Reach Me:   Phone:  (406) 994-7136

                                     Email:  keely.holmes@montana.edu

 

University Council and Association of Shared Governance Leaders

Ramie Pederson (Procurement Officer, University Business Services)

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About Me: I am a graduate of MSU class of 1983 and 1991.  I earned my B.S. in Agriculture in Mechanized Ag in 1983.  My great-grandfather also graduated from MSU with a degree in Mechanical Agriculture around 1916.  I have been the Wellness Champ for the last three years.  My favorite part of my job is conducting the Procurement Training for Fiscal Development FD401 and I would like to lead more trainings. 

How to Reach Me:  Phone:  (406) 994-3213

                                             Email:  ramie.pederson@montana.edu