UM Invites Community Participation at University Council Meetings

September 23, 2015

MISSOULA – The University of Montana encourages members of the campus and Missoula communities to join the discussion on campuswide issues and University initiatives during monthly University Council meetings.

Meetings run from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. with about 30 minutes for presentation and 30 minutes for general discussion. The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 29, in University Center Room 332. It will feature a presentation by Brent Hildebrand of the Curry Health Center Wellness Program titled “What We Know About UM Students’ Health,” as well as an update on Associated Students of UM leadership priorities from President Cody Meixner and Vice President Betsy Story.

University Council members include representatives from UM’s Staff and Faculty senates, ASUM, University Faculty Association, the Montana Public Employees Union, UM administrators and the Missoula community.

The schedule of meetings for the rest of fall semester is:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 27, UC 332: “Student Engagement in the UM Community and Beyond” – student panel moderated by Andrea Vernon, UM Office for Civic Engagement
  • Tuesday, Nov. 24, location TBA: “UM’s Economic Development Impacts: Research, Companies & Private Sector Jobs” – panel moderated by Joe Fanguy, UM director of technology transfer

More information is online at

Contact: Peggy Kuhr, UM vice president for integrated communications, 406-243-2311,