UM Invites Community to Mid-Year State of the University Presentation

January 12, 2017

MISSOULA – University of Montana President Sheila Stearns will address the campus with a State of the University presentation at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in the University Center Ballroom.

 “In my brief time here at the University, I’ve learned much about where we are, where we want to be, and the importance of our shared governance in working together toward that goal,” Stearns said.

Stearns will take the opportunity to share information and engage the campus and Missoula communities in the planning process of moving the institution forward.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive at 8:30 a.m. to connect with others during an informal coffee social. At the conclusion of her address, attendees can participate in table-based brainstorming sessions related to the current challenges and opportunities facing UM now and into the future.

Events are free and open to the public, and faculty, staff, students and community members are encouraged to attend.

Representatives from UM’s Strategic Planning Coordinating Council will capture outcomes from the session and look for connections to the University’s strategic planning process.

For more information call Assistant to the President Rebecca Power at 406-243-2311 or email

Contact: Paula Short, director of communications, UM Office of the President, 406-243-2311,