Posted: Jan 9, 2013 10:40 AM by Evan Weborg - MTN News
HELENA - The Montana Board of Regents met in Helena Tuesday and talked about several topics, including two-year college mission expansion and the athletic budget report.
The start of 2013 is a good time to reflect how to improve from the past, and the Montana University System knows a good step moving forward starts with the new legislative session putting students first.
"To deliver the message that the students of Montana are the strongest investment that we could ever make, and that you support each lawmaker in doing all they can within their power to ensure that (tuition is frozen)," Board of Regents Chair Angela McLean explained.
Another large investment over the past year has been putting into place the new two-year education mission. The comprehensive strategic planning process to achieve student success was initially doubt by some, but results are now becoming more concrete, and the plan looks to be on the right path.
The regents also talked about the University System Athletic Report, which shows that the six
schools providing athletics brought in over $54 million in revenue last year, ending with a total gain of $1.1 million.
However two of the athletic departments did report a loss for the year. UM-Western had a deficit of over $14,000, while Montana State University lost over $10,000, which was accredited to recent facility upgrades at MSU.