DATE:��� September 18, 2000


TO:��������� Board of Regents


FROM:�� Roger Barber

���������������� Chief Operating Officer, Montana State University-Northern


RE:�������� Campus Report for the September, 2000 Board of Regents� Meeting



�         Several vacant administrative positions have been filled at Montana State University-Northern.� Formal approval of those appointments will occur at this and subsequent Board of Regents� meetings.� Alex Capdeville�s selection as the interim chancellor for MSU-Northern has pleased, and reassured, the campus. Charles Crimmins has been selected as the new Vice Chancellor for Finance, and is attending his first Board of Regents� meeting this week.� Kevin Emerick has been hired as the new women�s basketball coach.� The search for a director of the physical plant is in its final stages.� Other administrative vacancies have been filled on an interim basis for this academic year.�


�         Montana State University-Northern has become a partner with three area tribal colleges to prepare Native American students as teachers for reservation schools.� Fort Peck Community College, Fort Belknap College and Blackfeet Community College submitted the grants, under the federal Indian Education Act, naming MSU-Northern and Rocky Mountain College as the four-year, partner institutions for the program.� The grants will enable MSU-Northern to hire additional faculty members to deliver coursework to the tribal colleges.� Native American students may also receive stipends to come to the Northern campus for their degree.


�         The damaged wing on the Chancellor�s residence has been demolished.� Restoration and design questions are still being discussed, and construction on a new addition will hopefully begin in Spring 2001.� The exterior rock work on the demolished wing has been salvaged so that the new structure will look as much like the existing house as possible.