November 18-19, 1999 

ITEM 105-2801-R1199 Mission Statement, Montana State University_Northern

THAT: The Board of Regents of Higher Education approve the revised Montana Mission Statement by Montana State University_Northern.

EXPLANATION: To clarify and simplify the mission of Montana State University Northern, the university governance council and all of its constituents recommended to the chancellor the following statement which he is forwarding for the board's consideration.

This statement was viewed as an alternative to the previous page long mission statement that appeared to confuse rather than clarify for the public MSUN's overall aim.

MISSION STATEMENT: Montana State University Northern provides an intellectual environment that fosters critical inquiry, professional and technical competency, and social responsibility.