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MSU Billings announces resignation of Chancellor Dan Edelman

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Posted at 10:44 AM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 12:46:11-04

BILLINGS - Montana State University Billings announced Thursday morning that Chancellor Dan Edelman is resigning "to attend to a serious medical condition." His resignation is effective Aug. 4.

Edelman took the reigns at MSUB in April 2018.

“I am deeply saddened to leave MSUB under these circumstances," Edelman said in a press release. "We have accomplished a lot since I came on board and look forward to seeing the university continue to grow. I will miss MSUB terribly - especially our students. One perk of my job was that I got to know our incredible students and learn their unique backgrounds and stories. Our students are what makes MSUB such an incredible institution.”

A transition plan for the chancellor’s position will be developed by the Montana Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education, in coordination with Montana State University, which provides administrative oversight to the campus, the press release states.

"I want to thank Chancellor Edelman for all he's done for MSUB and we understand this was not an easy decision for him," said Clayton Christian, Montana Commissioner of Higher Education. "All of us in the university system wish Chancellor Edelman the very best as he deals with his health issues. We will work to make this a smooth transition for the campus."

Montana State University President Waded Cruzado praised Edelman's work at the university.

“Chancellor Edelman’s heart was with the students, always. You could see it from the very first time you met him,” Cruzado said. “This was a very difficult decision for him and his family. We are all wishing him the very best and will work to build on the progress he has made at MSUB.”