September 21-23, 2005

ITEM 128-1012-R0905  Construct Executive Education Building; The University of Montana-Missoula

THAT: Consistent with the provisions of MCA 18-2-102, the Board of Regents of the Montana University System authorizes The University of Montana to implement steps necessary to construct a new Executive Education Building. The cost for this facility will not exceed $5,100,000. Private donations and unrestricted funds will wholly fund this project.

EXPLANATION: The building is the brainchild of two UM Alumni, Harold and Priscilla Gilkey, who see the need for UM Business School students to be trained in the changing business, economic and entrepreneurial environment they will face upon graduation from The University of Montana. The proposed Center will bring business leaders to Missoula to conduct seminars with UM students and to provide advanced training and networking opportunities for small businesses in Montana. The Center would be a valuable tool in promoting economic and business development in Montana and the Northwest Region.

The planning process, as submitted and approved by the Board of Regents of the Montana University System as Item 124-1004-R0904, is complete.

Attachments: ITEM 124-1004-R0904