UM Names Interim VP for Administration and Finance

August 23, 2017

MISSOULA – The University of Montana has turned to a familiar face, Rosi Keller, to serve as interim vice president for administration and finance. Keller will begin her duties Thursday, Aug. 31.

A UM alumna, Keller worked 32 years at the University before retiring in 2015. She spent more than half her career as associate vice president for administration and finance. Before that, she directed UM Business Services for nine years. She also has experience working with UM’s master plan, Internal Audit and Human Resource Services.

Keller will replace Mike Reid, who served in the administration and finance vice president role since 2013. Reid has accepted a similar position at Sierra Nevada College.

UM President Sheila Stearns said Keller has helped with UM special projects since retiring and has collaborated with Reid in an ongoing fashion.

“Because we are in the midst of the presidential search, it is important to reserve the opportunity to fill this position on a permanent basis for the next president,” Stearns said. “We applied similar thinking in asking interim Provost Beverly Edmond to extend her service to UM. As with Provost Edmond, we are fortunate to have a highly skilled executive to serve temporarily and continue to move the institution forward.”

President Stearns and Provost Edmond have elected to not pursue the permanent positions, and Keller will do likewise.

“I’m grateful for Rosi’s willingness to serve UM during this time of transition,” Stearns said.           

UM’s vice president for administration and finance provides leadership for Business Services, Facilities Services, Human Resource Services, UM Police, the Adams Center, Institutional Research, and Fiscal Affairs and Budget.


Contact: Paula Short, director of communications, UM Office of the President, 406-243-5806,