University of Montana President Royce Engstrom, former UM President George Dennison and Montana Commissioner of Higher Education Sheila Stearns will gather for a panel discussion about transitions in leadership at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Holiday Inn Downtown at the Park in Missoula. The talk is free and open to the public.
The panel will reflect on UM’s recent transition in leadership and on how to properly accomplish a transfer of power at a major university. The event, hosted by Leadership Montana, will be moderated by Montana Board of Regents Chair Clayton Christian.
The discussion serves as the kickoff for a two-day conference for alumni of the Leadership Montana program.
Leadership Montana is a statewide collaboration of community, business, nonprofit and higher education leaders. At the heart of Leadership Montana is a nine-month program of personal and trustee leadership development and business and policy education. Forty participants for each class are screened and selected to ensure diversity and commitment.
The program is conducted in seven locations across the state beginning in September and concluding with graduation in May. Ultimately, Leadership Montana members form a bond and create a powerful network of energy, talent and leadership for the state. Since 2005 Leadership Montana has graduated more than 300 participants from 57 Montana communities.
For more information call Chris Newbold, Leadership Montana alumnus, at 406-360-8111 or email email@example.com