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Campus Committees

Great Falls College MSU relies on the work of its committees to meet the work of our strategic plan and ensure mission fulfillment, as well as provide our students with a quality education.

Leadership Committees

The Executive Team creates a supportive environment in which to exchange information, solve problems, coordinate efforts, and create improvements that will benefit the college.

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Members:

Dr. Susan J. Wolff, CEO/Dean
Ms. Carmen Roberts, Director of Operations
Ms. Mary Kay Bonilla, CSAHRO
Dr. Leanne Frost, Executive Director of Instruction
Mr. Scott Thompson, Communications & Marketing Director
Ms. Lorene Jaynes, Chief of Staff

Meeting Dates/Times: Mondays
9:30 - 11:00 am
Contact: Email Ms. Jaynes

CPBAC is charged with providing shared governance throughout the budgeting, planning and assessment process by (1) communicating the process to the campus stakeholders and constituencies, (2) gathering and interpreting institutional data to evaluate performance and effectiveness at the institution, division and departmental levels, (3) leading the development and aggregation of budget projections, strategic and annual (operational) plans and (4) working with the College’s leadership to allocate resources strategically to improve overall institutional effectiveness and achieve the priorities set forth by the strategic plan.

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Members: See official CPBAC Membership Page
Meeting Dates/Times:

Last Friday of each month
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Contact:

Email Ms. Roberts

The Faculty Senate is the highest level policy development, review and approval body at Great Falls College MSU concerned with the academic program of the institution. As such, all academic policy considerations are under the purview of the Senate. The Senate is charged with the responsibility of developing policies and making recommendations to the CEO/Dean of GFC MSU on matters concerning curriculum and academic policy, degree requirements, admission and retention, the structure of the academic programs, and other matters referred by the CEO/Dean of GFC MSU or designee of the CEO/Dean.

Members:

Ms. Jana Parsons, Chair
Mr. Leonard Bates, Vice Chair
Mr. Roger Peffer, Secretary

Ms. Daisy Gibson
Mr. Mark Plante
Mr. Doug Zander
Dr. Brad Bechard
Dr. Susan J. Wolff

Meeting Dates/Times:

2nd and 4th Friday of each month
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Contact:

Email Ms. Parsons

The Great Falls College Staff Senate Association is a governing body that represents the classified staff at Great Falls College. The GFCSSA serves and a communication conduit between staff and administration at the college and state levels. The GFCSSA works to promote stability and professional development of staff, enhance campus relations, and develop staff-related activities that contribute to student success and institutional effectiveness.

Members:

Ms. Pam Buckheit, President
Mr. EJ Suek, Vice President
Ms. Andrea Fossen, Secretary
Mr. Joshua Archey
Ms. Laramie Smovir
Ms. Denise Ostberg
Ms. Courtney Brooks
Mr. Paul Gallagher

Meeting Dates/Times:

2nd Thursday of each month
1:30 - 2:30 pm

Contact:

Email Ms. Buckheit

The Associated Students of Great Falls College MSU acts on behalf of the Great Falls College MSU student body by participating in a variety of campus planning activities. Some of the activities include providing input to the College's administrative staff and to the Board of Regents regarding issues and policies that impact students, planning student and campus activities, and prioritizing how student funds are expended.

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Officers:

Aaron Frank, President
Gary Trotchie, Vice President
Louvon Harjo,
Treasurer
Vacant,
Secretary

Meeting Dates/Times:

Thursday, 3:00 pm

Contact:

Email Student Government

Standing Committees

The Accreditation Committee prepares reports and schedules accreditation visits as needed.

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Members: Ms. Jeri Pullum
Ms. Mandy Wright
Meeting Dates/Times: As needed
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The administrative program review committee will review the effectiveness of all administrative programs and how they serve the students, while contributing to the mission, vision and core values of the college. Our goal is to establish baseline data and then review programs year-to-year, in order to make data driven decisions that help our students.

Members: Ms. Mallory Antovel, Chair
Ms. Bailey Barton
Mr. David Bonilla

Ms. Julie Freshly
Ms. Kathy Meier
Ms. Stacy Lowry
Meeting Dates/Times: As required
Contact: Email Ms. Antovel

The Assessment Committee is comprised of faculty representing the three academic divisions. In collaboration with the Director of Assessment and Teaching & Learning, the committee makes recommendations to support the development of institutional student learning assessment processes, policies, and procedures.

Members:

Ms. Mandy Wright, Chair
Ms. Jeri Pullum, ex-officio
Ms. Julie Barnwell
Mr. Steve Robinett
Ms. Brie Menut
Dr. Brad Bechard
Dr. Dan Casmier
Mr. Todd Reser
Mr. Doug Zander

Meeting Dates/Times:

N/A

Contact:

Email Ms. Wright

The Bridging Opportunities Committee is comprised of staff and administration from Great Falls College MSU, the University of Providence, and the Great Falls Public Schools. The Committee's purpose is to share information and bridge opportunities between educational partners.

Members:

Ms. Mary Kay Bonilla, GFC MSU, Co-chair
Ms. Heather Hoyer, GFPS, Co-chair

Ms. Melanie Houge, UP, Co-chair
Ms. Shannon Marr
Ms. Leah Habel
Ms. Laramie Smovir
Ms. Charla Merja
Ms. Dena Wagner-Fossen
Ms. Tammie Hickey
Dr. Leanne Frost
Ms. Jeri Pullum
Mr. Joel Sims
Representatives from GFPS
Representatives from UP
Representatives from GFPS Career and College Readiness Center
Representatives from GFCCHS
Representatives from private community high schools

Meeting Dates/Times:

Monthly from September - May, except December

Contact:

Email Ms. Bonilla

The Crisis Management Committee

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Members:

Dr. Susan J. Wolff
Ms. Mary Kay Bonilla
Ms. Carmen Roberts
Mr. Gary Smart
Mr. Joel Henderson

Meeting Dates/Times:

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The Curriculum Committee (CC) will (1) consider curriculum proposals originating from faculty, programs, departments, chairs, Faculty Senate, and CC; (2) consider modifications originating from (1); (3) determine that any program or department, potentially affected by a proposed modification in General Education has been notified and has been given an opportunity to provide a written response to the proposal;(4) establish committee procedural policies which will include a provision to insure that curriculum proposals and proposed modifications of General Education receive timely consideration; (5) publish its agenda, meeting time and meeting place so that interested persons have an opportunity to attend and participate in committee deliberations. (6) recognize the last regular meeting of the spring term to be known as the Annual Meeting and be for the purpose of electing officers of the CC in addition to regular agenda items.

Members:

Dr. Brad Bechard, Chair
Dr. Elfie Neber, Vice-Chair
Ms. Rachael Bruce
Mr. Karry Hardman
Dr. Leanne Frost
Ms. Kaylene Strutz
Ms. Dena Wagner-Fossen
Mr. Michael Walker
Ms. Lindsay Wiard
Ms. Mandy Wright

Student Government Representatives

Meeting Dates/Times:

1st and 3rd Friday of each month
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Contact: Email Dr. Bechard

The Development Board is charged with advancing the philanthropic activities of the College to ultimately ensure students are provided the fiscal means to attend college, and when they do, to experience high-quality programs, services, and facilities that enhance their education and learning opportunities. The Development Board provides leadership and guidance to the College, serves in an advisory capacity to the CEO/Dean of the institution, and actively participates in the institution’s charge to generate private resources on behalf of students.

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Members:

Ms. Karen Brandvold, Chair
Dr. Susan Wolff, CEO/Dean & Chair
Ms. Denise Ostberg
Community Members

Meeting Dates/Times:

3rd or 4th Thursday of each month
4:00-5:30 pm

Contact: Email Dr. Wolff

The Internal Academic Program Review Committee (IAPRC), a committee of the Faculty Senate, guides the self-assessment of academic programs at Great Falls College MSU by developing processes, tools, and guidance for reflective practice and internal accountability. The IAPRC provides critical information for decision making regarding program continuation and resource allocation. The major tasks of the IAPRC are assessing the efficiency and effectiveness of program delivery by considering the self-study, the presentation of the program, and the data upon which the self-study are based; evaluating program self-studies to determine if programs meet a need or exploit an opportunity; making a recommendation for program continuation, discontinuation, or continuation with modification to the CAO based on the assessment of programs; and improving its own processes in order to meet the needs of College programs and reporting lines.

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Members:

Mr. Larry Vaccaro, Chair
Ms. Cynthia Stevens

Ms. Jana Parsons
Ms. Kristine Sher
Ms. Oceane Weldele
Ms. Quincie Jones
Ms. Eleazar Ortega
Ms. Dena Wagner-Fossen
Ms. Toni Quinn

Meeting Dates/Times:

Program reviews take place in fall
Training and planning take place in spring

Contact: Email Mr. Vaccaro

The purpose of the Safety Committee is to reduce the incidence of occupational injury and illness among employees by promoting safety in the workplace in order to provide a safer working environment for all employees and to control the costs of claims for workers' compensation insurance. The Safety Committee will make training and education available to all employees to improve safety awareness on the campus. A reduction in workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths through enhanced safety on the job benefits the public as well as the employers and the employees by lowering both financial and physical costs.

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Members:

Ms. Carmen Roberts, Chair
Dr. Brad Bechard
Mr. Gary Smart
Mr. Joel Henderson
Mr. Joel Sims
Ms. Julie Freshly
Ms. Katherine Meier
Ms. Kaylene Strutz
Ms. Laramie Smovir
Ms. Mallory Antovel
Ms. Mary Kay Bonilla
Mr. Roger Peffer
Dr. Dan Casmier

Meeting Dates/Times:

Quarterly

Contact: Email Ms. Roberts

The Tenure and Promotion Committee promotes excellence in teaching and learning and to ensure a fair and comprehensive review of candidates applying for tenure and/or promotion.

Members:

Ms. Mandy Wright, Chair
Ms. Robin Williams

Dr. Elfie Neber
Ms. Kim Dunlap
Ms. Leigh Ann Ruggiero
Mr. Thomas Oakberg
Ms. Mary Kay Bonilla

Meeting Dates/Times:

As determined by the Committee

Contact: Email Ms. Wright

The Website Advisory Committee.

Members:

Ms. Lorene Jaynes, Chair
Mr. Scott Thompson

Mr. David Bonilla
Ms. Dena Wagner-Fossen
Ms. Shannon Marr
Ms. Heather Palermo
Mr. Brian Cayko
Dr. Dan Casmier
Ms. Katherine Meier
Ms. Mandi Lee

Meeting Dates/Times:

As determined by the Committee

Contact: Email Ms. Jaynes

Contact information

Lorene Jaynes
Executive Assistant to the CEO/Dean

Phone: 406.771.4305
email: ljaynes@gfcmsu.edu
Great Falls College MSU
2100 16th Avenue South
Great Falls, MT 59405