Montana State University

Montana State University
Staff Senate

Montana Hall Room 106
P.O. Box 171865
Bozeman, MT 59717-1865
(406) 994-6895


Diane Dorgan

Vice Chair:

Bill Van Horn

Program Coordinator:

Joan L. Ford




Events & Activities

Staff Senate Meeting Date & Locations: 3rd Wednesday of each month

MUSSA at Regents Meeting: January and May

Staff Senate General Elections: April / May













Upcoming Staff Senate Meetings

  • June 17, 9-11 a.m. Wilson 2-257 Bradley Conf. Rm.
  • July 15, 9-11 a.m. Wilson 2-257 Bradley Conf. Rm.
  • August 19, 9-11 a.m. TBD
  • September 16, 9-11 a.m. SUB 233
  • October 21, 9-11 a.m. SUB 168
  • November 18, 9-11 a.m. TBD
  • December 16, 9-11 a.m. SUB 168


Committee Openings - Coming Soon!

  • MSU Benefits
  • Parking Appeals


Campus-Wide Recognition Programs




Staff Senate is the Voice of Classified Staff

Mission Statement

The Montana State University Staff Senate advises the President and Board of Regents on matters reflecting classified staff concerns.

Vision Statement

Staff Senate is a results-oriented peer organization that enhances the role of classified employees in shared governance by creating a culture of optimism, teamwork, creativity, resourcefulness, and by dealing with everyone in an open and ethical manner.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Represent the position of the classified employees of Montana State University on University committees and all appropriate MSU organizations;
  • Promote and provide for improved working conditions and the professional welfare of the staff;
  • Facilitate communication and cooperation between ASMSU, the administration of MSU, Faculty Senate, Professional Council, the classified staff of MSU Bozeman, all appropriate MUS organizations and the Board of Regents;
  • Promote the improvement of higher education in the State of Montana;
  • Assist in the development of staff training programs and policies;
  • Develop, foster, and promote recruitment and retention strategies for classified employees;
  • And carry out such other goals and activities as Staff Senate shall determine to be consistent with the overall purpose of Staff Senate, the administration of MSU Bozeman, and the promotion and practice of shared governance.

Representing staff from every corner of campus

Classified Professional
Service Maintenance
Skilled Craft