Commissioner of Higher Education

Commissioner's Office

560 N. Park Avenue, 4th Floor
PO Box 203201
Helena, MT 59620-3201

Website www.mus.edu/che/
Main Number 406-449-9124
FAX Number 406-449-9171
TTY 711

BOARD OF REGENTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION

P.O. Box 203201
Helena, MT 59620-3201
Website www.mus.edu/board/
FAX Number 406-449-9171
Regent Loren Bough, Big Sky 406-449-9124
Regent Todd Buchanan, Billings 406-449-9124
Regent Joyce Dombrouski, Missoula 406-449-9124
Regent Casey Lozar, Helena 406-449-9124
Regent Robert Nystuen, Kalispell 406-449-9124
Regent Brianne Rogers, Bozeman 406-449-9124
Student Regent, Amy Sexton, Billings 406-449-9124

Administration

Commissioner of Higher Education, Clayton Christian 406-449-9125
Communications Director, Karen Ogden 406-449-9173
Executive Assistant to the Commissioner & Policy Coordinator, Amy Unsworth 406-449-9127
Administrative Support Manager, Marlys Stark 406-449-9130

Academic, Research and Student Affairs

Deputy Commissioner for Academic, Research, and Student Affairs, Brock Tessman 406-449-9129
Perkins Program Manager, Katherine Brooke 406-449-9141
Executive Director, MUS Global Initiative, Suhan Chen 406-214-4431
Administrative Associate, Perkins Grant Program, Ciera Franks-Ongoy 406-449-9132
Dual Enrollment Program Manager, Dan Karalus 406-449-9128
Director of Admissions and Enrollment Strategy, Scott Lemmon 406-449-9124
Director of American Indian/Minority Achievement and K-12 Partnerships, Angela McLean 406-449-9131
Director of Student Affairs and Student Engagement, Crystine Miller 406-449-9133
Academic Initiatives Analyst, Rebecca Power 406-449-9143
Director of Academic Policy & Research, Joe Thiel 406-449-9134
Director of Dual Enrollment and Career & Technical Education, Jacque Treaster 406-449-9135
Director, Educational Talent Search, Jeannie Origbo 406-449-9136
Program Manager, Derek Calvert 406-449-9137
Pre-College Advisor (Crow Area Schools), Shonna Dillon 406-639-2385
Pre-College Advisor (Flathead Area Schools), Carla Guarisco 406-275-4871
Pre-College Advisor (Flathead Area Schools), Rory Haugen 406-275-4871
Pre-College Advisor (Blackfeet Area Schools), Richard Mittens 406-338-2745
Pre-College Advisor (Great Falls Area Schools), vacant 406-268-6199
ETS College Access Manager, Maria Lillrose 406-449-9138
Pre-College Advisor II (Great Falls Area Schools), Kimberly Wombolt 406-268-6199
Director, GEAR UP, Travis Anderson 406-449-9139
GEAR UP Data Analysis & Assessment Manager, Maureen Bjerke 406-449-9174
GEAR UP Program Manager, Sam Garetson 406-449-9140
GEAR UP College Access Program Manager, Angela King 406-449-9142
GEAR UP School Grant Manager, Karen Wilson 406-449-9144

Budget, Administration & Planning

Deputy Commissioner for Budget & Planning, Chief of Staff, Tyler Trevor 406-449-9145
Accounting Manager, Jamie Dushin 406-449-9169
Federal Accountant, Kelly Hert 406-449-9147
MUS Director of Accounting & Budget, Shauna Lyons 406-449-9126
Business Intelligence Analyst, Eric Meredith 406-449-9165
OCHE Office IT Manager, Edwina Morrison 406-449-9150
Accounting and Student Assistance Analyst, Lindsey Mueller 406-449-9149
Director of Operations & Administration, Ron Muffick 406-449-9151
State Scholarship Coordinator, Sheila Newlun 406-449-9168
Chief Procurement Officer, Brian O'Connor 406-994-5016
Accounting Specialist, Jasmine Casanovas 406-449-9146
Computer Support Specialist, Jared Smith 406-449-9152
MUS Information Technology Director, John Thunstrom 406-544-3822
Director of Student Assistance/State Certifying Officer, Laurie Tobol 406-449-9153
Director of Assurance and Enterprise Risk, Margaret Wallace 406-449-9148

Human Resources

Deputy Commissioner for Human Resources, Kevin McRae 406-449-9154
Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations, Jackie Salveson 406-449-9155
Director of Work Comp and Risk Management, Leah Tietz 406-449-9156
Toll Free 877-501-1722
FAX Number 406-449-9170
Director of Benefits, Mary Lachenbruch 406-449-9158
Associate Director of Benefits, Amy Berry 406-449-9159
Benefits Specialist, Chelsi Dupler 406-449-9160
Registered Nurse Case Manager, Joan Fabricius 406-449-9161
Benefits Specialist, Jane Liedle 406-449-9162
Benefits Communications Manager, Kelley Shields 406-449-9163
Regulatory and Compliance Officer, Susan Witte 406-449-9164

Legal Division

MUS Chief Legal Counsel, Ali Bovingdon 406-449-9166
Deputy Legal Counsel, Helen Thigpen 406-449-9167
MUS Compliance Officer, Jessica Weltman 406-243-3990