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University Update begins MSU-Billings' new school year

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The University Update kicked off the fall 2018 semester for MSU Billings Monday where Chancellor Dr. Dan Edelman delivered his vision for the upcoming school year.

Chancellor Edelman spoke first at the orientation to give an update on what's been going on at the university.

"As a leader, I have to get out front and let everybody know what my vision is and where we're going to go and collectively, we're going to go there together," Dr. Edelman said.

Faculty, staff, and community members were invited to attend the University Update inside Petro Theatre at MSU Billings. Many are curious about what the future holds under Dr. Edelman's leadership, as this is his first year as the chancellor of MSU Billings.

"I think everyone's kind of excited to hear what the chancellor has in store for us," Joy Honea, acting associate Dean for the College of Business and College of Health Professions, said. "It seems like he has big ideas and big plans and I think people are feeling, kind of, ready for change."

"He's brand new and he's gonna bring new energy and new ideas," Doug Nagel, co-chair of the Department of Music. "I've already met with him as a chair of the department and it's very exciting the direction that Montana State University Billings is going."

Key administrators also provided updates on their departments including the increase in the number of students this summer, the relocation of the Veteran's Center, the expansion of Disability Support Services, and the Yellowstone Science and Allied Health building.

All in all, Dr. Edelman is hopeful for this school year.

"As soon as we can implement our strategic plan, we'll have our path to success laid out," Dr. Edelman said.
 

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