DATE:� ��������� July 6, 2001


TO:���������������� Board of Regents


FROM:���������� Rick Gray, Interim Dean/CEO

����������������������� Helena College of Technology


RE:���������������� Campus Report for the July 12-13, 2001 Board of Regents� Meeting



�        Donnie J. (DJ) Whitaker has accepted the position of Controller to replace Chuck Jensen.� DJ is a Bureau Chief for the Department of Administration and will start full-time on July 30.�� We are pleased to have hired a highly skilled person with current knowledge of the Montana University System.�


�        Dr. Kirsten Graham was awarded a Montana Campus Compact Mentoring Fellowship for the 2001-2002 Academic Year.� She will conduct a service-learning component in her Personal Computer Configuration class with non-profit organizations in the Helena community.� Kirsten will also conduct workshops and support other faculty interested in adopting service learning into their coursework.


�        Tentative approval has been given for a Passport Program for $100,000 to support parents of children in homes of less than 150 percent poverty in two-year occupational training at the college level.� This program will target at least 20 participants for college education in high wage/high demand occupations.� It will be conducted in collaboration with the Career Training Institute in Helena who will provide support services to the students while they are attending the Helena College of Technology.�


�        The first orientation and registration for Fall 2001 enrollment attracted 111 applicants, which was up 44 percent over last year�s June orientation.� The increase is due in part to students registering earlier for the fall enrollment.