To:������������������ Board of Regents


From:�������������� Richard A. Crofts

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Date:��������������� June 27, 2002


Subject:���������� Leadership College

I have attempted to find out more about planning for the Leadership College, but unfortunately do not have a lot that I can report.� I do know that Bill Johnston and Cathy Conover (and perhaps others) had some discussions with Regent Mercer several months ago and developed some ideas and suggestions for him.� As I recall, there was conversation about holding the Leadership College in Billings and Missoula (and perhaps one other location) this Fall.


Subsequent to the last meeting of the Board of Regents, I asked the university relations officers to find out if a request for utilization of on-campus facilities this Fall had been received from anyone representing the Leadership College.� To the best of their knowledge, they reported that they could find no record of such requests.� Of course, most of our facilities are heavily booked, months in advance.� Nor did they report any recent conversations with any representative of the Leadership College.


I also placed a call to Bob Person who is the Dean of the Leadership College, but learned that he is on an extensive European trip.� I will continue to pursue these efforts and perhaps will have more to report at our meeting in Glendive.