A faculty spokesman says he’s optimistic about the new University of Montana President.
Late this afternoon Seth Bodnar was named to the post and will take office, starting January first.
Bodnar is a Rhodes scholar with two masters degrees from Oxford University and currently an executive at General Electric. He is a West Point Graduate who also taught there and was chosen over three other finalists.
Lee Banville, the University Faculty Association’s spokesman, says the union is optimistic and this could be a new era for UM.