Applications and Nominations for Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs


The University of Montana Western seeks a confident and experienced individual to serve as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Kenny Daugherty, President of Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting, is assisting the University of Montana Western with this search.


Search Timeline


  • August 23: Profile and Advertising Approved
  • TBD: Initial Search Committee Meeting
  • October 14: Deadline for Best Consideration
  • October 20: Selection of Candidates for Video Interviews
  • October 27 & 28: Video Interview Dates
  • November 8 – 12: Campus Visit Dates

Search Committee Members


Name Email Phone
Laura Straus – Chair [email protected] 406-683-7040
John Xanthopoulos [email protected] 406-683-7018
Shane Borrowman [email protected] 406-683-7307
Charlene Loge
Michael Gilbert mike.[email protected] 406-683-7041
Randy Shipman
Kurt Steadman [email protected] 406-683-7183
Janelle Handlos [email protected] 406-683-7392
Charity Walters [email protected] 406-683-7471
Marni Fifield [email protected] 406-683-7324
Heather Haas [email protected] 406-683-7265
Matt Allen [email protected] 406-683-7540
Jacob Kunze [email protected] 406-683-7611