Posted: Jun 19, 2012 9:58 AM by MTN News
Updated: Jun 19, 2012 12:00 PM
MISSOULA - University of Montana Vice President Jim Foley is stepping down from his position as Vice President for External Relations.
He will continue his work in university licensing and federal relations particular to research funding for the next year, according to a news release issued by Associate Commissioner of Higher Education for Communications & Human Resources Kevin McRae on Tuesday morning.
"My family and I are honored by the opportunity to serve the State and the University of Montana these last seven years," Foley said in a statement released to the media.
"Both Julie and I believe we got far more out of the relationship with UM than we have been able to give back. We are grateful for the friendships we have made with the many students, student athletes, and staff over the last seven years. We look forward to our next chapter."
UM President Royce Engstrom said in a statement that "in his ongoing work to make cabinet-level adjustments, he is reconfiguring the position of Vice President for External Relations into a standard public university communications model to be led by a Vice President for Integrated Communications."
The search for the Vice President for Integrated Communications will be chaired by journalism Dean Peggy Kuhr and is expected to get underway shortly, according to McRae.