Montana Board of Regents Meeting
OCHE/Virtual Meeting
July 14, 2022 | 8:30 AM


Agenda items may be posted up to 48 hours in advance of the Board of Regents meeting. Please check the website prior to the meeting.  *All times listed on the agenda are approximate.

Watch Recorded Meeting

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Time Agenda Item
8:30 AM

Meeting Convenes and Roll Call

Welcome and Comments by Chair Rogers

Approval of Minutes

Commissioner’s Report

Remarks by Superintendent Arntzen



Staff Items:

  1. Staff Item, MSU Billings ITEM 201-2700-R0722
  2. Request for Approval of University System/Employee Equity Interest and/or Business Participation Under MUSP 407; UM Missoula ITEM 201-1003-R0722 | Attachment #1
  3. Labor Agreements, OCHE/MUS ITEM 201-102-R0722 | Attachment #1

Facility Items:

  1. Request for Authorization to Build a Rock Specimen Storage Facility; MT Tech Bureau of Mines and Geology ITEM 201-1501A-0722 | Attachment #1
  2. Request for Authorization to Grant a Utility Easement to Northwestern Energy; MSU Bozeman ITEM 201-2001-R0722 | Attachment #1
  3. Request for Authorization to Execute a Lease Renewal at 1160 Research Drive; MSU Bozeman ITEM 201-2002-R0722

Other Item:

  1. Request for Approval to Revise Board of Regents Policy 301 – Admission Requirements and Policy 301.1 Admission Requirements for Undergraduates into Four-year University Programs; OCHE/MUS ITEM 201-101-R0722 | Attachment #1 | Attachment #2


  1. Request for Authorization to Rename Dennis and Gretchen Eck Hall; UM Missoula ITEM 201-1002-R0722 | Attachment #1 | Attachment #2 | Attachment #3
  2. Request for Approval of MontPIRG Fee; UM Missoula ITEM 201-1001-R0722
  3. Staff Item, OCHE/MUS ITEM 201-100-R0722 | Attachment #1

Public Comment*


Executive Session

  • Honorary Doctorate Nomination - UM 
  • Annual Review – President Bodnar 
  • Annual Review – President Cruzado 
  • Annual Review – Commissioner Christian 

Meeting Adjourned Upon Completion


Informal Planning Session – No Action


*This meeting is open to the public electronically. Anyone wishing to attend or provide public comment is encouraged to do so by registering at Other than the meeting starting time, times listed are approximate.  In addition, agenda items may be rearranged unless an item is listed as having a “time certain.”  Action may be taken on any item listed on the Board or Committee Agendas. Public comment is welcome on all items. The Board of Regents requests all public comment given verbally be limited to three minutes. Written public comment should be submitted either by email to or sent by mail to PO Box 203201 Helena, MT 59620-3201 with Attn: Jasmine Casanovas. The Board of Regents will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in public comment.  For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education at 406-449-9127 (or dial 711 for TDD) or email