MSU Billings appoints new Dean of City College after national search

From the website of Montana State University Billings

Montana State University Billings is pleased to announce that Vicki Trier, Ph.D., has been selected as Dean of City College. She will assume her new role on January 2, 2019. Trier was most recently Associate Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at Lane Community College in Eugene, Ore.

“I am excited for Vicki to join our team as she has experience in building coalitions and developing pathways to educational and workforce success at both two-and four-year institutions,” said Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Melinda Arnold. “She brings a wealth of experience in dual enrollment, curriculum development, program alignment, and community engagement, which will serve her well as a leader for City College. She will collaborate with City College faculty to provide opportunities for our students to advance their skills and help strengthen our programs’ connections with regional workforce needs.”

Trier has a doctorate degree in Education, specializing in Higher Education Administration, from the University of Idaho and a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications from Indiana University. Her previous academic administration positions include Executive Dean for the School of Professional and Technical Careers at Lane Community College, Dean of Instruction for the Division of Arts and Sciences at Spokane Community College, and Assistant Dean for the College of Graduate Studies at the University of Idaho. Prior to her administrative positions, Trier held a number of progressive positions at the University of Idaho in the areas of student retention and recruiting. She has continued to instruct throughout her career at the university/college and K-12 levels.

For the City College Dean search, MSU Billings partnered with Myers McRae, a firm that helps colleges and universities select leaders. The search committee reviewed and evaluated 62 candidates.

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