Amber Vestal

Amber Vestal

Executive Assistant to the President

Amber Vestal is the Executive Assistant to the President at Montana State University.

Upon moving to Bozeman, Amber served as President Cruzado's Office Manager for over four years.  Before that role, she served as the Senior Aide/Director of Scheduling to the Governor of Minnesota and as a State Scheduler in the United States Senate for several years in Washington, D.C.

Amber graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  Amber and her family are thrilled to call Montana home and to be a part of the vibrant community at Montana State University.

   216 Montana Hall
   (406) 994-2343
   [email protected]
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Carey Rogers

Office Manager

Carey Rogers is the Office Manager in the Office of the President.

Originally from the Midwest, Carey has lived in the Bozeman and Big Sky area for over 20 years. Prior to working at Montana State University, Carey was a business owner and worked extensively in customer service, marketing and guest relations in the hotel industry. Before joining the Office of the President, Carey served in a variety of roles within MSU, including Office Manager in the Office of International Programs and Business Operations Manager in University Communications.

Carey is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Montana State University. She is passionate about education and supporting MSU and the surrounding community.

   216 Montana Hall
   406-994-2341
   [email protected]
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James Tobin

Events Manager

James Tobin is the Events Manager for the Office of the President and coordinates, designs, and executes special events for the President and other leadership offices.

Originally from Indianapolis, IN, James has lived in Bozeman and worked at Montana State University for the last 15 years. Prior to working in the President’s Office, James was an Associate Director for University Student Housing overseeing the Central Office Administrative Staff, custodial operation, as well as the summer housing operations. James was responsible for many of the events within the department including ground breaking and grand opening ceremonies as well as assisting with a variety of Auxiliary Services events.

James holds a Master's degree in Counseling and Student Development from Kansas State University and a Bachelors degree from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. Outside of his passion for planning events and socializing with friends, you’ll find James enjoying the outdoors hiking and walking with his dog Sydney or taking in the beauty with a round of golf.

   216 Montana Hall
   (406) 994-2345
   [email protected]