Montana Board of Regents Meeting
Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
(Virtual Meeting)
January 3, 2023


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.

Recorded Meeting Video


Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Time Agenda Item
10:00 AM

Meeting Convenes and Roll Call


Welcome and Comments by Chair Rogers


Approval of Minutes


Commissioner’s Report


Remarks by Superintendent Arntzen



Staff Item:

  1. Staff Item, MSU Bozeman ITEM 204-2000-R0123

Emeriti Faculty:

  1. Hughes; MSU Bozeman ITEM 204-2001-R0123

Facility Items:

  1. Request for Authorization to Grant a Utility Easement to NorthWestern Energy; MSU Bozeman ITEM 204-2002-R0123 | Attachment #1
  2. Request for Authorization to Execute a Lease Renewal at 2327 University Way, Bozeman; MSU Bozeman ITEM 204-2003-R0123
  3. Request for Authorization to Enter into an Off Campus Lease for Mechanical and Industrial Engineering; MSU Bozeman ITEM 204-2004-R0123


  1. Request for Authorization to Enter into a Cash Farm Lease for 317 Acres with Bozeman Health; Montana Agricultural Experiment Station ITEM 204-2301-R0123 | Attachment #1
  2. Request for Authority to Increase Spending to Remodel Research Storage Building at the Flathead Lake Biological Station; UM Missoula ITEM 204-1001-R0123 | Attachment #1
  3. Request for Authorization to Expand McGill Hall; UM Missoula ITEM 204-1003-R0123 | Attachment #1 | Attachment #2 | Attachment #3 | Attachment #4
  4. Deferred Compensation – University of Montana President; OCHE/MUS ITEM 204-100-R0123

Appeal #1

Appeal #2

Appeal #3

  Public Comment*

Executive Session

  • Honorary Doctorate Nomination #1 – UM
  • Honorary Doctorate Nomination #2 – UM


  • Honorary Doctorate Nomination #1 - MSU
  • Honorary Doctorate Nomination #2 - MSU
  • Honorary Doctorate Nomination #3 - MSU

Meeting to adjourn upon completion




* 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