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UM President Seth Bodnar involves students in drive to "academic excellence"

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April 6, 2018View for printing

University of Montana President Seth Bodnar is making a concerted effort to involve students as he leads the school into a major re-thinking of how it does business, and what kinds of graduates it produces.

During a taping this morning for MTN's "Face the State" program, Bodnar explained how students are playing a role in the University Planning Committee, organized in February to take a complete look at UM's future. That panel is analyzing the university's mission statement, the "communities of excellence" or disciplines and programs, and how those course offerings align with those objectives.

Bodnar believes UM graduates need to be prepared for a future of change after they graduate.

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