Board of Directors Committees and Members

ADVOCACY COMMITTEE

Committee Chair - Jen Hensley | Vice Chair - Erin Billings
Wayne Nelson (EX O)
Jodi Moreau, Staff Liaison

Committee Description: Develop and direct a legislative strategy for the benefit of the University of Montana.  The committee encourages active interaction with local officials and state legislators to raise awareness of the value that UM provides to the citizens of Montana.

Committee as a Whole

RECOGNITION COMMITTEE

Committee Chair - Moraine Byrne  |  Vice Chair - Denise Grills
Wayne Nelson (EX O)
Jodi Moreau, Staff Liaison

Committee Description: Review and select alumni deserving of special recognition as Distinguished Alumni.  Also evaluates applicants for the UMAA Scholarship.

Committee Members

Brandon Gebhardt

Ken Dunham

Jen Hensley

Chris Newbold

Bruce Posey

Kent Price

Paul Johnson

FINANCE & INVESTMENTS COMMITTEE

Committee Chair - Kent Price | Vice Chair - Denise Grills
Colleen McGuire (EX O)
Karen Dykstra, Staff Liaison
Molly Fishburn-Matthew, Staff Liaison
Brent Russ, UMAA CPA

Committee Description: Review and advise on all matters relative to the financial affairs of UMAA.  Review draft budget and approve final budget at the spring meeting.  Review and approve financial summary from previous fiscal year.  Evaluate and recommend items which the association may want to endorse as profit making ventures

Committee Members:

Moraine Byrne

T.J. Frickle

Brandon Gebhardt

Roy Korkalo

Bruce Posey

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Committee Chair - Shelley Robinson  |  Vice Chair - T.J. Frickle
Colleen McGuire (EX O)
Karen Dykstra, Staff Liaison

Committee Description: To nominate and choose alumni who are willing to serve a three-year term on the UMAA board.  The slate is prepared with structured criteria that results in the broadest representation of our alumni base.  A vote is taken at the spring meeting.  Open to all members of the board.

Committee Members:

Erin Billings

Christine Howe

Roy Korkalo

Kris Kloser

Peter Loftus

Rick Rolston

ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Committee Chair - Chris Newbold | Vice Chair - Rick Rolston
Wayne Nelson (EX O)
Karen Dykstra, Staff Liaison
Jodi Moreau, Staff Liaison

Committee Description: Develop ideas and plans to increase Alumni Association membership and to enhance the relationship between the alumni and the University.

Committee Members:

Erin Billings

Ken Dunham

Jen Hensley

Christine Howe

Paul Johnson

Kris Kloser

Peter Loftus

Shelly Robinson

 

STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE

Committee Chair - Peter Loftus | Vice Chair – Shelley Robinson
Colleen McGuire (EX O)
Karen Dykstra, Staff Liaison

Committee Description: Develop, modify and evaluate the strategic plan/goals and objectives of the Alumni Association to ensure meaningful lifelong connections between UM and its alumni and friends.

Committee as a Whole