Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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Waded Cruzado Daniel Adams Kenning Arlitsch Michael Babcock Taylor Blossom Charles Boyer
Matt Caires Leon Costello Chris Dobbs Dan Edelman Tracy Ellig Chris Fastnow
Miley Gonzalez Brett Gunnink Alison Harmon Maggie Hayes Robert Hawks Bob Hietala
Karlene Hoo James Joyce Chris Kearns Greg Kegel Ilse-Mari Lee Terry Leist
Erika Matsuda Bob Mokwa Chris Murray Kim Obbink Ramie Pederson Kellie Peterson
Mark Ranalli Renee Reijo Pera Stephanie Pressly Nicol Rae Abbie Richards Sarah Shannon
Jerry Sheehan Royce Smith Emily Stark Dan Stevenson Cody Stone Susan Wolff
  • Call to Order
    President Waded Cruzado
    • President Cruzado called the meeting to order at 8:30 AM.
  • Approval of Minutes for October 3rd, 2018
    • Michael Babcock moved for approval; Royce Smith seconded. The minutes were approved unanimously.
  • University Wide Information/ Announcements
    • November 125th celebration
    • Recognition of organizers of 125th Women celebration
    • Congratulations to football team
    • Conclusion of three searches
      • CHRO - Jeannette Gray Gilbert - Start January
      • SDIO - Ariel Donohue - Start December
      • VPAG - Sreekala Bajwa - Start January
  • Old Items
    • Non-Employee Appointments Policy - Approved unanimously
      Kellie Peterson, Legal Counsel
    • Safe Values Statement -
      Chris Kearns, Vice President, Office of Student Success
      • Proposed that this will be approved as a four-campus statement. Approved unanimously with friendly amendments.
    • Choosing Promise, Montana State University's Strategic Plan
      Chris Fastnow, Director, Office of Planning & Analysis
      • Approved unanimously with friendly amendments.
  • Informational Items
    • Know Your MSU: ASMSU Outdoor Recreation
      Steve Erickson, Director, ASMSU Recreational Sports and Fitness
      Dan Sandberg, Assistant Director, ASMSU Outdoor Recreation Programs
  • Public Comment
    • No Public Comment
  • Updates
    • Mokwa- November 8th: MSU Faculty Symposium.
    • Edelman - Starting Strategic Planning Process, New Provost, Chief of Police, Dean of Business, Homecoming brought back.
    • Wolfe - Leadership Montana, Improvement assessments starting
    • Kegel - Named Best School in Montana for Economic Availability
    • Reijo-Pera - Major initiative in Applied Research, Research continues to do well
    • Boyer - 125th College of Ag and MAES stations, annual celebrate ag events.
    • Smith - Today- tomorrow 11:00 - 2:00 Chili bowl sale. November 19th 4:30 PM, Jorge Fernandez Lecture
    • Caires - 900 parent and family members this past weekend.
    • Kearns - Online student scholarship applications. Food pantry going well.
    • Sheehan - Represented Montana at EDUCAUS. ATO open house in Barnard, November 8th.
    • Costello - Hosted 6000 elementary students and teachers for MSU basketball day
    • Harmon - November 14th 4:30 - 6:00pm Presentation by Mike Eddy, Native American Education
    • Ellig - November 9th 4-5:00pm Sub 236 Public comment to name Doig Center
    • Stone - Continuing work with mental and behavioral health from currently received grants. Commodity group conferences.
    • Shannon - National accreditation site visit completed last week. First aid booth at all football games. HERSA grant
    • Obbink - Working on Carnegie classification
    • Fastnow - Innovation and Economic Prosperity award finalist at APLU
    • Stark - Political belief is a protected belief, let them know of issues.
    • Lee - December is 125th month, December 12th 7 Rhodes Scholars on campus. March hosting western region honors colleges.
    • Dobbs - Setting up academic advisory council for Museum, November 14th, planning 20-21/22 temporary exhibit schedule.
    • Rae-Kristen Intemann recently published book is very relevant and timely, feature author at reception at Public Library on December 6th.
    • Leist - Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, joint position.
    • Hawks - 6 mill doing well
    • Cruzado - Today at 4:00pm, Leigh Lounge, Recognition of Armistice Day. Can the Griz!

Note: The next University Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM.