Wednesday, May 3, 2023

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
SUB Room 235
Printable Minutes


Waded Cruzado, Sreekala Bajwa, Camie Bechtold, Matt Caires, Leon Costello, Chris Dobbs, Ariel Donohue, Tracy Ellig, Stephanie Erdmann, Chris Fastnow, Beverly Garrison, Stephanie Gray, Jeannette Grey Gilbert, Brett Gunnink, Alison Harmon, Robert Hawks, Jeff Heys, Stefani Hicswa, John How, Yves Idzerda, Chris Kearns, Greg Kegel, Ryan Knutson, Chere LeClair, Terry Leist, Mary Jane McGarity, Dan Miller, Bob Mokwa, Jennifer Thomson, Doralyn Rossmann, Tricia Seifert, Kim Obbink, Craig Ogilvie, Kellie Peterson, Sarah Shannon, Royce Smith, Cody Stone, Amber Vestal, Kristof Zaba, Jacob Zink


  1. Call to Order

    President Cruzado called the meeting to order at 8:30am.

  2. Approval of Minutes for April 5, 2023

    John How moved to approve; Cody Stone seconded. The minutes were approved unanimously.
  3. University Wide Information/Announcements

    President Cruzado recognized outgoing leaders and welcomed new ones.

    A. Year-In-Review
    President Waded Cruzado 

    President Cruzado shared highlights of Montana State University's academic year 2022-2023. 
  4. Public Comment 

    Public comment was given by Alex Lin, Jackson Mundell, Matthew Shaffer, Quentin Lucas, Jenna Anderson, Keegan Nashan and Paul Lachapelle about concerns regarding safety and the campus sustainability plan.

  5. Old Item

    1. Relationships with Students Policy Revision
      Camie Bechtold, Chief Compliance Officer; Kyleen Breslin, Managing Director, Office of Institutional Equity & Tile IX Coordinator

      Revisions were approved and policy was approved unanimously

  6. Informational Items

    1. Code of Student Conduct Policy Update
      Jennifer Glas, Associate Legal Counsel; Bill McKenney, Associate Dean of Students 

      Jennifer Glad and Bill McKinney shared claridications to the policy. 

    2. MSU Club Sports Programs
      Ty Atwater, Associate Director of Campus Recreation 

      Ty Atwater shared information about MSU's club sports. 

    3. Choosing Promise: Priority goals recap and reminder
      Chris Fastnow, Director, Office of Planning and Analysis 

      Chris shared AY23 Priority Goal box scores for baselines pre-Choosing Promise: Goals 1.1, 2.4 and 3.3
  7. Public Comment

    Public comment was given by Alex Lin about concerns about safety. 

  8. Updates

Campus leaders provided updates on respective departments and events.


NOTE:  The next University Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 9 , 2023, from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM in SUB, Room 235.