Montana State University Billings names Rolf Groseth chancellor
Montana State University Billings
November 15, 2010
A longtime member of the Montana State University family has been named chancellor of Montana State University Billings.
Dr. Rolf Groseth was named Monday by MSU President Dr. Waded Cruzado as the second chancellor of the Billings-based university. Groseth succeeds Dr. Ron Sexton, who had served as chancellor of MSU Billings since 1995. Sexton retired in August.
Groseth was named chancellor after an extensive national search process that yielded more than 80 applicants and narrowed down by a search advisory committee of academic, alumni, administrative, student, business and community representatives.
“Dr. Groseth has a proven track record of dedication to Montana State University and its units across the state,” Cruzado said. “He has the ability to connect to the people and students at our campuses and has proven he can garner support in the communities we serve. I very much look forward to continue working with him to take MSU Billings to the next level of excellence.”
Groseth said he was honored by the appointment and said he was eager to get started in his new leadership role.
“I appreciate the confidence shown in me by Dr. Cruzado and look forward to this next step in the advancement of this university in the Billings community,” Groseth said. “There is a lot of work to do and it’s the kind of work that I’m excited to do.”
Groseth, 64, has been serving as interim chancellor at MSU Billings since July. Before arriving in Billings, he was serving as vice president for inter-campus affairs at Montana State University in Bozeman and was interim chancellor at MSU Northern in Havre from January 2008 to August 2009.