MISSOULA – The Montana Associated Students named University of Montana President Royce Engstrom Administrator of the Year on Thursday, May 19, at a Montana University System Board of Regents meeting in Havre.
The award is given annually to a higher education administrator in Montana who has gone above and beyond in service to students. Student government presidents and vice presidents from all state public universities across Montana selected Engstrom for this award.
Engstrom received the award for how he handled realigning UM’s workforce so that the budget reflected the institution’s current enrollment.
Associated Students of UM outgoing President Cody Meixner presented the award to Engstrom.
“Royce never makes an ill-informed decision,” Meixner said. “He has a reputation for involving every party, to the extent that he can, in all action he takes. This is exhibited most recently in his decision to include ASUM, Faculty Senate and Staff Senate leadership in his Cabinet, so as to ensure that all voices are at the table when tough decisions are being made.”