Planning Committee


The University Planning Committee (UPC) provides strategic guidance regarding the University's goals and identifies annual and biennial planning priorities. The UPC produced the University of Montana's 2020 Strategic Plan and reviews and updates it annually, considering environmental changes, institutional assessment, and campus input.

The UPC coordinates with the University Assessment Committee, ensuring that the priorities identified in the Strategic Plan and NWCCU accreditation reports are consistent and linked.



Beverly Edmond, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


Tom Crady, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

Michael Reid, Vice President for Administration and Finance

Scott Whittenburg, Vice President for Research and Development

Mario Schulzke, Associate Vice President for Integrated Communications

Matt Riley, Chief Information Officer

Jamie Stanton, Chief Financial Officer, UM Foundation

Reed Humphrey, Dean, College of Health Professions & Biomedical Sciences

Roberta Evans, Dean, Phyllis J. Washington College of Education & Human Sciences

Steve Shen, Department Chair/Electronics Technology Program Director, Missoula College

Andrew Ware, Professor and Department Chair, Department of Physics & Astronomy

Kevin Krebsbach, Interim Director, Facilities Services

Mark LoParco, Director, UM Dining

Karen Kracher, Interim Director, Alumni Association 

Maria Mangold, Vice President, Staff Senate

John DeBoer, Chair, Faculty Senate

Sam Forstag, President, ASUM


Dawn Ressel, Associate Vice President for Planning, Budgeting, and Analysis