Professional Council Represents

Non-faculty, non-classified employees appointed on a Montana University System contract or Letter of Appointment to non-instructional positions.


To promote collaborative efforts by professionals with others on campus in mutual efforts to effectively and efficiently carry out the land-grant missions at Montana State University.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Professional Council facilitates communication and cooperation among professionals, and communication with administration, in the development of general decisions and policies which affect professional employees;
  • The Council can initiate and review policies and procedures regarding appointment, reappointment, performance evaluations, salary matters, dismissal, as well as related matters concerning benefits, working conditions, and personal freedom and responsibility; 
  • Help develop and implement long-range planning for the University;
  • Review and make recommendations on proposed administrative actions including, but not limited to: the academic calendar; development of budgetary guidelines; selection and review of administrative personnel; and policy regarding publications, public relations, and public service responsibilities.