DATE:����� September 19, 2000


TO:���������� Board of Regents


FROM:���� W. Franklin Gilmore

Chancellor, Montana Tech of The University of Montana


RE:���������� Campus Report for the September 21-22, 2000 Board of Regents� Meeting



�        International Exchange program grants from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs


a)     Environmental Research and Applied Technology � Montana Tech/National University of the Altiplano-Puno, Peru - $110,000 over three years.


b)     Montana Tech Foreign Exchange Program � South America, Asia, South Pacific and� Europe - $100,000 over two years.


�        Grants and Contract expenditures in FY2000 totaled $5,510,000, the largest record G&C in the campus history and represents a 1% increase over last year�s totals.� From 1990 to present, this represents an increase of 532% or 18%/year over the ten year period.


�        Completion of campus rewiring funded from IT fee.� At this time Tech has 100 megabits available at every desktop and in every classroom.


�        Montana Tech tied for third place in the new U.S. News & World Report as one of the best public regional universities in the West.


�        Montana Tech once again ranked in �The Princeton Review� in the 2001 Edition of The Best 331 Colleges.


�        1st Career Fair � had 47 companies for all over the U.S. participate.� Approximately 650 students participated in this fair.


�        Montana Tech and The University of Montana-Missoula are collaborating to develop a web-based professional ethics course.


�        Montana Tech is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year.


�        The economic impact of Montana Tech to the local economy is over $49 million.