Montana Board of Regents Meeting
OCHE/Virtual Meeting
July 12, 2024


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

July 12, 2024

Time Agenda Item
9:00 AM Meeting Convenes | Roll Call
  Welcome and Comments by Chair Buchanan

Approval of Minutes


Commissioner’s Report


Remarks by Superintendent Arntzen (or Designee)



 Staff Item: 

  1. Staff Item; MSU Bozeman ITEM 213-2000-R0724
  2. Staff Item; UM Missoula ITEM 213-1000-R0724

Facility Item:

  1. Request for Authorization to Grant a Utility Easement to the City of Bozeman for the Domestic Water Main Upgrade Near College Street & 11th Avenue; MSU Bozeman ITEM 213-2002-R0724 | Attachment #1
  2. Request for Authorization to Increase Spending Authority for Campus Lighting Upgrade Project; UM Western ITEM 213-1601-R0724 | Attachment #1

 Other Item:

  1. Request for Approval of University System/Employee Intellectual Property Joint Participation under MUSP 407-Nugent; MSU Bozeman ITEM 213-2001-R0724 | Attachment #1


  1. Request for Authorization to Increase the Sustainability Fee; UM Missoula ITEM 213-1001-R0724 | Attachment #1 | Attachment #2 | Attachment #3 | Attachment #4
  2. Request for Authorization to Construct a New Residence Hall; UM Missoula ITEM 213-1002-R0724 | Attachment #1 | Attachment #2 | Attachment #3 | Attachment #4

Public Comment*


Meeting to adjourn on completion


* 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