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James Tobin

Executive Assistant to the President

James Tobin is the Executive Assistant to the President at Montana State University.

Originally from Indianapolis, IN, James has lived in Bozeman and worked at Montana State University since 2007. 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 of Bozeman and the mountains.

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

Laura Folsom

Office Manager

Originally from Arizona, Laura moved to Bozeman in 2001 and raised seven children in the Gallatin Valley. Prior to joining the Office of the President, she worked in administrative capacities for the Gallatin County Treasurer’s Office, Allied Engineering Services, Inc., Holmes and Turner CPA firm and Yellowstone Bank.

Laura graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She is delighted to be a part of all Montana State University has to offer its students and surrounding community.  Her passions include her husband, David, the Rocky Mountains, flower gardening, sunrises, and her children and grandchildren.

   216 Montana Hall
   (406) 994-2341
   [email protected]