About Us

The Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE) is the central administrative unit of the Montana University System and the Board of Regents. The Commissioner of Higher Education, and his staff, are responsible for providing quality and timely service to the Board of Regents, government entities including the executive and legislative branches, the public and the media, students and staff, and others in the education community when they request information or assistance.

Policies and directives of the Board of Regents are communicated and implemented by the Commissioner and his staff, using the Regents' statutory and constitutional authority in an effective and professional manner.

The Commissioner's Office works to strengthen the credibility of the Montana University System in order to provide effective advocacy and provides balance between the needs and interests of the campuses and the needs and interests of the State and our students.

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