Martha Potvin first woman to be named provost at Montana State U.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
October 2, 2010
Martha Potvin, dean of the University of North Dakota's largest college, has been chosen as Montana State University's new provost, making her the first woman to permanently hold the No. 2 job at the Bozeman campus.
"I'm excited," Potvin, 57, said by phone Friday. "I'm ready to go. It's a wonderful opportunity for me and a great institution. I look forward to working with the president."
MSU President Waded Cruzado announced her choice in a press release, calling Potvin "a wonderful addition to our university" and "an excellent fit for MSU."
Potvin, who said she had been earning around $190,000 as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at UND, will earn a base salary at MSU of $198,000, said Cathy Conover, MSU vice president for communication. A full compensation package is still being negotiated, and the Montana Board of Regents will vote on it in November, Conover said.