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MSU Retiree Association Mission Statement

The MSU Retiree Association (MSURA) informs, connects and advocates for all retirees. All university retirees are included in MSURA when they retire from MSU. MSURA is a non-dues paying organization serving all retired faculty, professional and classified staff and their spouses. All retirees and pre-retirees are welcome and encouraged to participate.

MSURA encourages continued engagement with the University and colleagues by providing opportunities for retirees to gather together through diverse social, cultural, educational and intellectual programs. MSURA also seeks to provide pertinent information for retirees on privileges, finances, benefits, health insurance and pre-retirement planning.

Yes! I want to stay engaged and informed through the MSU Retiree Association

To join the MSU Retiree Association, complete this form Download PDF SIgn Up Form  with your contact information (name, mailing address, email, telephone number, department/program with type of contract you held) by mail or email to Naomi Schadt at 1501 So. 11th, Bozeman, MT 59715 or [email protected].

Upcoming Events & Announcements

Upcoming Events 

Register for all events on the MSU Alumni Foundation Calendar of Events website.

January 27, 2021, 1:00 pm MST -  "The Canyonlands of Utah" Bob Lashaway, Retired University Services AVP, speaking and showing pictures of his family camping trip to the canyon lands of Utah and Arizona in September, 2020. Using Zoom.

Registration for this free online event is required. Your link to join this event will be included in your confirmation email after you register. Click here to RSVP 

(Go to Past Programs page for previous year's program descriptions, pictures, award winners)


The MSURA is operated by a volunteer Advisory Council and decisions are made by consensus. The Advisory Council consists of retiree volunteers who meet monthly. There are 4 committees: Program, Communications, Finance, Health Benefits and any retiree can serve on a committee and/or Advisory Council. The Advisory Council welcomes the participation of retired faculty, professional and classified staff. Organization administrative support is provided by the MSU Alumni Foundation, whose staff also facilitates MSURA's outreach activities. Budget support comes from the MSU Provost, the MSU Alumni Foundation and the Retiree Fund held at the Alumni Foundation.

Advisory Council Members

Joann Amend, Retired Classified Faculty Council
Ken Bowers, Retired Emeritus Faculty Dept of Mathematical Sciences
Jerry Coffey, Retired Emeritus Faculty Dept of English
Kathy Hansen Crawford, Retired Emeritus Faculty Dept of Earth Sciences
Jack Jelinski, Retired Emeritus Faculty Spanish Dept of Modern Languages; Faculty Council Rep
Bob Lashaway, Retired Professional University Services; Alumni Engagement Advisory Board Rep
Hashem Nehrir, Retired Emeritus Faculty, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Kim Rehm, Retired Professional Extended University, ADVANCE 
Pat Simmons, Retired Professional Information Technology Center
Linda Wyckoff, Retired Professional Museum of the Rockies, College of Engineering, MSU Libraries

Liaison Representatives:

MSU Human Resources Liaison-Jeannette GreyGilbert, Chief Human Resources Officer
MSU Alumni Foundation Liaison-Kerry Hanson, VP Alumni & Engagement and
          Naomi Schadt, Program Assistant for Alumni Engagement
MSU Provost Office Liaison-Julie Heard, Assistant to the Provost

MSU Retiree Advisory Council with President Cruzado at Annual Dinner May 2019
 Advisory Council members with President Cruzado at Annual Dinner May, 2019
Left to Right: Kathy, Dawn, Jerry, Ken, Joann, Hashem, Jack, Waded, Bob, Linda, Kerry, Pat

Advisory Council Holiday Social 2019
Advisory Council members at Holiday Social, December, 2019
Left to Right: Pat, Jerry, Hashem, Linda, Bob, Kim, Kathy, Dawn, Jack, Joann

MSU Retiree Association Donations

To assist in the basic expenses of our events, the Association is now seeking donations to continue to provide quality information and programming to retirees. To donate go to MSU Alumni Foundation's donate page for the MSU Retiree Association.

For more information on the organization, please contact Naomi Schadt, our administrative support person at [email protected]