Administration at the University of Montana

UM President Sheila Stearns

Welcome to the University of Montana! Academic excellence, world-class research and exciting learning opportunities await you in the midst of breath-taking Montana scenery. For more than 120 years, the University of Montana has been “a gem in the crown of the continent” – one of the wildest places in the world. Its character mirrors the character of those who come to UM to teach, learn, grow and thrive. We are passionate, resilient and an embodiment of western spirit.

Much awaits you here at our university: enriching learning environments, high-impact research, a vibrant campus community, exhilarating Montana Grizzly intercollegiate athletics and unparalleled natural beauty on a campus situated at the base of our own mountain: Mount Sentinel. A hike to the M will expand your view and add to your understanding of this unique intersection of people, place and community.

UM is an affiliation of four institutions: the flagship campus in Missoula, the University of Montana Western located in Dillon, Montana Tech of the University of Montana in Butte, and Helena College-University of Montana. There’s a place for you here – opportunities await!

As an alumna and a diehard Griz Fan, I am honored serve as president of the University of Montana. Every day, I discover more extraordinary achievements by our faculty, staff and students. As you learn more about our university, I know you will agree that UM is an extraordinary place. I hope to see you on campus soon!

Sheila Stearns,

University of Montana President

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