UM Invites Community Participation at Next University Council Meeting

November 18, 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.

The next meeting is slated for 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, in Room 104 of the Montana Technology Enterprise Center, located at 1121 E. Broadway St. It will feature a panel moderated by Joe Fanguy, UM director of technology transfer, titled “UM’s Economic Development Impacts: Research, Companies & Private Sector Jobs.” Panelists include Patty Cox, director of UM's Procurement and Technical Assistance Center; Brigitta Miranda Freer, director of the Montana World Trade Center based at UM; and Jennifer Stephens, manager of UM's Blackstone LaunchPad. The meeting will include about 30 minutes for presentation and 30 minutes for general discussion.

A free roundtrip UDASH shuttle, donated by the Associated Students of UM Office of Transportation, will transport campus participants to MonTEC. It will leave from the bus stop near the Prescott House on Campus Drive at 2 and 2:15 p.m. and return participants to campus after the meeting.

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. More information is online at

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