Dean and Chief Executive Officer

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The Dean & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for providing effective leadership for all aspects of the operation of the Great Falls College MSU and the promotion of the academic excellence of higher education programs on campus.

The Dean & CEO exercises broad responsibilities for all aspects of the academic, financial, student and administrative dimensions of institutional operations, initiatives, and outcomes. Major priorities for the next Dean & CEO include :
  • Strengthening enrollment, retention, and timely completion in all areas of operation, including transfer, dual enrollment, and workforce training programs;
  • Engaging in sound fiscal management of the institution, leading the planning, assessment, and budgeting processes with an eye toward operational efficiency, developing new revenue streams, and establishing rational, clear methods for prioritizing the most essential academic and administrative programs;
  • Maintaining an open, collaborative, community-oriented leadership style that takes into consideration different constituent groups to set priorities, allocate resources, and address critical infrastructure and facility needs;
  • Enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusivity throughout Great Falls College MSU;
  • Building upon already strong ties with business and industry leaders and expanding the role of Great Falls College MSU as a primary driver of workforce and economic development in Northcentral Montana;
  • Prioritizing meaningful collaboration with other entities in the Montana State University affiliation, particularly other two-year institutions and nearby Montana State University Northern;
  • Expanding collaboration and engagement with Great Falls Public Schools and other regional school districts to develop new K-12 partnerships and dual enrollment opportunities;
  • Building new resources for Great Falls College MSU through fundraising, public/private partnerships, and other entrepreneurial programs;
  • Representing Great Falls College MSU on a variety of community, regional and state committees/task forces; and
  • Achieving institutional accreditation goals and meeting expectations of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.