May 28-30, 2008

Montana State University-Northern
SUB Ballroom


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

6:00 PM Reception & BBQ, Northern Agricultural Research Center
(Directions: 7 miles SW of Havre between mile markers 106 & 107 on US Highway 87)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

8:00 AM 

Roll call, approval of minutes, and introductions

8:10 AM Welcome – Interim Chancellor Rolf Groseth
8:30 AM Commissioner's Report

Campus Reports, Issues, Highlights
(MSU Campuses, UM-Missoula, Montana Tech, UM Helena, Miles Community College, Flathead Valley Community College)
9:00 AM Administrative, Budget and Audit Oversight Committee
11:50 AM Public Comment
12:00 PM Lunch Recess
Regents’ luncheon meeting with classified staff representatives
1:00 PM Academic and Student Affairs Committee
4:00 PM Workforce Development Committee
4:30 PM Staff and Compensation Committee
5:00 PM Public Comment

Campus Site Visit: Biodiesel Testing Laboratory
Location: Advanced Technology Center, MSU-Northern
6:00 PM Retirement Dinner for Deputy Commissioner Roger Barber
(by advance reservation) 6:00 social hour / 7:00 dinner; Duck Inn, Olympic Room, 1300 1st Street

Friday, May 30, 2008

7:00 AM  Board Breakfast with Local Civic and Business Leaders
Location: SUB Dining Hall
8:30 AM Board Reconvenes
  1. Board of Regents' Meeting Calendar, 2008-2010

  2. K-12, Office of Public Instruction, Kindergarten to College Reports

  3. Statewide Issues
  • Montana Agriculture – Director Ron de Yong, Department of Agriculture and Dean Greg Kegel, MSU - Northern

Financial Aid

11:30 AM Student Reports
12:00 PM Lunch Recess
Regents’ luncheon meeting with student leaders
  1. Administrative, Budget, and Audit Oversight
  2. Academic and Student Affairs
  3. Workforce Development
  4. Staff and Compensation
2:30 PM Public Comment
2:40 PM Recognition & Awards
2:45 PM Election of Board Officers
3:00 PM  Executive Session – MSU President Gamble’s annual evaluation
ADJOURN on completion of business.


Other than the meeting starting time, times listed are approximate.  In addition, agenda items may be rearranged unless an item is listed as having a “time certain.”  Action may be taken on any item listed on the Board or Committee Agendas.  Public comment is welcome on all items.
The Board of Regents will make reasonable accommodations for known disabilities that may interfere with an individual's ability to participate.  Persons requiring such accommodations should make their requests to the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education as soon as possible before the meeting to allow adequate time for special arrangements.  You may call or write to: ADA Coordinator, P. O. Box 203201, Helena MT 59620-3201, 406-444-6570, 1-800-253-4091 (TDD)