House of Delegates

Class of 2015 Delegates

Ellen Walent Bensman, ’97 – Hopkins, MN, Kerry Callahan Bronson, ’76 – Great Falls,
Lisa Larimer Burtis, ’84 – Mendocino, CA, Charles Carr, ’97 – Anchorage, AK,  Timothy Cullen, ’70 – Schertz, TX,
Colleen Eidel, ’68 – Great Falls, Ann Goldhahn, ’70 – Great Falls, Phill Guay, ’73 - Missoula,
Alexander Gulde, ’02 – Tallahassee, FL, Laura Bianco Hanna, ’05 – Florence,  Kirk Hash, Jr., ’99 – Missoula,
Greg Jergeson, ’74 – Chinook,  Patti Ann Mehrens, ’90 – San Antonio, TX, Tom Mellor, ’80 – Bloomington, IL,
Toni Rehbein, ’74 – Missoula, Graham Scott,’08 – Billings, Susan Smith, ’75 – Kalispell,
Craig Wilson, ’71 – Shepherd, Don Witmer, ’83 – Paso de Robles, CA

The House of Delegates consists of alumni representatives from across the United States and Canada who advise and assist the Alumni Association in its outreach programs. Delegates may assist with recruiting new students to the University, fundraising and legislative relations. Each spring, new delegates are chosen with the approval of the Board of Directors. Delegates serve three-year terms and have the option to become emeriti members at the end of their three-year commitment. Delegates are invited to attend the annual delegates' meeting held in Missoula at Homecoming each fall.

2015 House of Delegates Meeting Agenda

Examples of Volunteer Activities

  • Assist the Alumni office and other delegates in your area in planning and organizing alumni or University events when needed.

  • Review your district lists of alumni in your area provided by UMAA (during the Leadership Session). Check for obvious errors and alert the Alumni office, adding business information wherever possible. Ask for business cards of alumni you meet and send them to the Alumni office.

  • Help identify and recruit prospective students of the University of Montana.

  • Observe local newspapers for news about UM alumni. Inform the Alumni office and send congratulatory notes on your own behalf and that of UMAA.

  • Indicate to UMAA if you are interested in serving on other University boards or advisory councils. Most professional schools and colleges on campus have groups similar to the House of Delegates and the UMAA Board of Directors. UMAA will refer your name to the appropriate academic office if you are interested.

  • Identify and nominate individuals to join the House of Delegates. You will be advised by the Alumni office when names are needed. The Alumni office staff will forward your recommendations to the UMAA Board of Directors for selection of the next class of delegates.

Contact the HOD Liaison:
Jodi Moreau
Toll-free: 1-877-862-5867