Montana Board of Regents Meeting
OCHE/Virtual Meeting
July 11, 2023 


Agenda items may be posted up to 48 hours in advance of the Board of Regents meeting. Please check the website prior to the meeting.  *All times listed on the agenda are approximate.

Meeting Video

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Time Agenda Item
8:00 AM Meeting Convenes and Roll Call
  Welcome and Comments by Chair Dombrouski

Approval of Minutes


Commissioner’s Report

  Remarks by Governor Gianforte or Designee 
  Remarks by Superintendent Arntzen       


Staff Item:

  1. Staff Item; MSU Great Falls ITEM 207-2900-R0723
  2. Labor Agreements; OCHE/MUS ITEM 207-106-R0723 | Attachment #1

Emeriti Items: 

  1. Beck; UM Missoula ITEM 207-1001-R0723
  2. LaPier; UM Missoula ITEM 207-1002-R0723


  1. Request for Approval to Appoint a Faculty Member on Continuous Tenure to the Committee on Service; OCHE/MUS ITEM 207-105-R0723 


  1. Request for Authorization to Plan an Addition to the Bio-Research Building; UM Missoula ITEM 207-1003-R0723 | Attachment #1
  2. Request for Authorization to Execute Lease at the INDUSTRY Building Located at 2425 Technology Boulevard; MSU Bozeman ITEM 207-2001-R0723 | Attachment #1
  3. Request for Approval to Revise Board of Regents Policy 940.1 - Residency; OCHE/MUS ITEM 207-101-R0723 | Attachment #1 | Attachment #2
  4. Request for Approval to Revise Board of Regents Policy 203.5.2 - Appeals; OCHE/MUS ITEM 207-102-R0723 | Attachment #1
  5. Request to Repeal Board of Regents Policy 504.3 - Eligibility for WICHE, WWAMI, and Minnesota Dental Programs; OCHE/MUS ITEM 207-103-R0723 | Attachment #1
  6. Request to Revise Board of Regents Policy 940.13 - Tuition Waivers and Discounts; OCHE/MUS ITEM 207-104-R0723 | Attachment #1
  Public Comment*

Executive Session

  • Annual Review – President Bodnar
  • Annual Review – President Cruzado
  • Annual Review – Commissioner Christian
  Board Self-Evaluation
  Meeting to adjourn upon completion
  Informal Planning Session – No Action

*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 on the agenda and on any public matter not on the agenda and within the Board’s jurisdiction. At the approximate time listed on the agenda for public comment, the Board of Regents will call for public comment. The Board may be ahead of or behind the time scheduled for public comment on the agenda. The Board of Regents requests all public comment be limited to three minutes. To offer public comment, please complete the Zoom registration . Written public comment should be submitted either by email to or sent by mail to 560 N. Park Ave, PO Box 203201 Helena, MT 59620-3201 with Attn: Jasmine Casanovas. The Board of Regents will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in public comment.  For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education at 406-449-9127 (or dial 711 for TDD) or email