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Two-Year President/CEO/Dean Leadership

Consisting of the top leaders for Montana’s two-year education and key College!NOWadvisors and staff, the Implementation Team ensures that ongoing communication, advice, and follow-up action occurs for all College!NOW initiatives.  The Team coordinates and supports workgroup activity as well as strategic communication activities.

Team Notes








Name Position Representing
John E. Cech Deputy Commissioner for Two-Year and
Community College Education & State Director
for College!NOW
Office of the Commissioner of
Higher Education
Daniel Bingham CEO/Dean Helena College UM
Victoria Clark Director Bitterroot College UM
(formerly UM Bitterroot College Program)
John Garic Dean Highlands College of MT Tech
(formerly Montana Tech of the UM College of Technology)
Shannon O'Brien Dean Missoula College UM
(formerly UM Missoula College of Technology)
Bob Hietala Dean Gallatin College MSU
(formerly MSU Gallatin College)
Sue Jones Director of Two-Year Mission Integration Office of the Commissioner of
Higher Education
Jane Karas President Flathead Valley Community College
Stacy Klippenstein President Miles Community College
Greg Kegel Chancellor MSU Northern
Clifford Coppersmith Dean City College at MSU Billings
(formerly MSU Billings College of Technology)
Anneliese Ripley Dean of Outreach UM Western
J. Vincent Nix Interim President Dawson Community College
Karl Ulrich Provost UM Western
Amy Verlanic Technical Outreach Director Montana Tech
Mindi Askelson High School to College Pathways Program Manager Office of Commissioner of Higher Education
Susan Wolff CEO/Dean Great Falls College MSU
(formerly MSU Great Falls College of Technology)

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