Higher Education, Office of the Commissioner of

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Commissioner of Higher Education

Commissioner's Office

2500 Broadway
PO Box 203201
Helena, MT 59620-3201

Website www.mus.edu
Main Number 406-444-6570
FAX Number 406-444-1469
TTY 711


2500 Broadway
P.O. Box 203201
Helena, MT 59620-3201
Website www.mus.edu/board/
FAX Number 406-444-1469
Regent Paul Tuss, Havre 406-444-6570
Regent Fran Albrecht, Missoula 406-444-6570
Regent William Johnstone, Great Falls 406-444-6570
Regent Martha Sheehy, Billings 406-444-6570
Regent Robert Nystuen, Kalispell 406-444-6570
Regent Casey Lozar, Helena 406-444-6570
Student Regent, Chase Greenfield, Missoula 406-444-6570


Commissioner of Higher Education, Clayton Christian 444-6570
Executive Assistant to the Commissioner and the Board of Regents, Amy Unsworth 444-0374
Administrative Assistant, Lindsey Trenary 444-0611

Academic and Student Affairs

Deputy Commissioner for Academic & Student Affairs, Dr John Cech 444-0316
MUS Research Director, Janelle Booth 994-6480
Administrative Associate,  Heather Hanser 444-0632
Director of American Indian/Minority Achievement and K-12 Partnerships, Angela McLean 444-0332
Director of Operations & Administration/Student Affairs, Ron Muffick 444-0369
Compliance and Workforce Data Analyst, Erik Rose 444-0608
Carl D. Perkins Program Manager, Jacque Treaster 444-0313
Dual Enrollment and Big Sky Pathways Program Manager, Amy Williams 994-3991
Educational Talent Search  
Toll Free 888-241-4452
FAX Number 444-0415
Director, Educational Talent Search, Jeannie Origbo 444-0334
Pre-College Advisor/Program Coordinator - Great Falls Target Area, Dugan Coburn 268-6199
Pre-College Advisor/Program Coordinator - Flathead Target Area, Casey Figueroa 275-4871
Pre-College Advisor/Program Coordinator - Flathead Target Area, Crystal Little Owl 275-4871
Pre-College Advisor/Program Coordinator - Great Falls Target Area, Vacant 268-6199
Pre-College Advisor/Program Coordinator - Crow Target Area,   Vacant 639-2385
Assistant Program Services & Data Manager, Aspen Herndon 444-0335
Pre-College Advisor/Program Coordinator - Blackfeet Target Area, Joe Jessepe 338-2745
Re-Entry Manager, Mike Leadercharge 444-5608
GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs)  
FAX Number 444-0425
Director, Gear Up, Zach Hawkins 444-0317
Gear Up Program Manager, Jessie Bliss 444-0674
Gear Up School Western Schools Grant Manager, Janelle Egli 444-0848
Gear Up College Access Manager, Jamie Jones 444-0350
Program and Communications Coordinator,  444-0056
Gear Up School Eastern Schools Grant Manager, Lucille Thomason 444-0598

Budget, Administration & Planning

Deputy Commissioner for Budget & Planning, Chief of Staff, Tyler Trevor 444-0307
Payroll/Benefits Specialist, Debbie Bunker 444-0324
Federal Accountant, Kelly Hert 444-0321
Director of Fiscal Affairs, Frieda Houser 444-0320
Financial Manager, Sherrie Lindbo 444-0323
OCHE Office IT Manager, Edwina Morrison 444-0326
Accounting and Program Specialist, Lindsey Mueller 444-0604
Director of Operations & Administration, Ron Muffick 444-0369
Computer Support Specialist, Jared Smith 461-1192
MUS IT Director, John Thunstrom 544-3822
Student Assistance Manager / State Certifying Officer, Laurie Tobol 444-0322

Communications & Human Resources

Deputy Commissioner for Communications & Human Resources, Kevin McRae 444-0327
Human Resources & Labor Relations Specialist, Ruth Anne Hansen  
Human Resources & Labor Relations Specialist, Jackie Salveson 444-0315
Director of Work Comp and Risk Management, Leah Tietz 444-0615
Health & Retirement Benefits  
Toll Free 877-501-1722
FAX Number 444-0222
Director of Benefits, Mary Lachenbruch 444-0330
Associate Director of Retirement Benefits & Pension Plans, Amy Berry 444-0613
Benefits Specialist, Chelsi Dupler 444-0331
Registered Nurse Case Manager, Joan Fabricius 444-0306
Benefits Specialist, Jane Liedle 444-0329
Benefits Communications Manager, Kelley Shields 444-2574
Regulatory and Compliance Officer, Susan Witte 444-0633

Legal Division

MUS Chief Legal Counsel / Deputy Commissioner, Vivian Hammill 444-0325
Associate Legal Counsel, Helen Thigpen 444-0314

Montana Guaranteed Student Loan Program (MGSLP)

2500 Broadway, PO Box 203101
Helena, MT 59620-3101
Website mus.edu/Prepare/
Customer Service 800-537-7508
Customer Service Email mgslpcustserv@montana.edu
Scholarships & Grants  
State Scholarship Coordinator, Sheila Newlun 444-0638
Compliance/Claims, Ted Broderick 444-1565
Accounting Manager, Jamie Dushin 444-0381