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January 02, 2013


Michael Reid will join The University of Montana as the new vice president for administration and finance by April 1. Reid visited UM in mid-December for on-campus interviews and a public forum.

Reid currently is vice president for finance and administration at Angelo State University in Texas. He also served as the vice president for finance and administration from 2004 to 2011 at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and from 2001 to 2004 at Pueblo Community College in Colorado.

“I’ve always had a professional desire and career goal to serve at The University of Montana,” Reid said. “It’s a special place, so I’m very excited to be given this opportunity.”

He has held other financial positions at Southern Utah University, Dixie State College and Utah State University. He holds both a master’s in business administration and bachelor’s degree in finance from Utah State University.

“We are excited to have Michael joining our administrative team,” UM President Royce Engstrom said. “He has the right skill set to manage the nearly $400 million in budgets at our Missoula campuses, and he will work with the campuses in Butte, Dillon and Helena with their collective budgets of $127 million.”

Engstrom said the search committee, chaired by School of Business Administration Dean Larry Gianchetta, did an excellent job developing a strong national applicant pool and bringing three excellent finalists to campus for interviews.

The vice president for administration and finance oversees UM departments such as the Adams Center, Business Services, Facilities Services, Montana Island Lodge, Human Resource Services, the Office of Public Safety and the Office of Planning, Budget and Analysis. The vice president is responsible for all administrative and financial support activities within the University, as well as the campuses in Butte, Dillon and Helena.

For more information call Gianchetta at 406-243-6195.



State, San Angelo (Texas) newspaper


Contact: Larry Gianchetta, UM School of Business Administration dean and head of the search committee, 406-243-6195,; Michael Reid,