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Board of Trustees

Mark Petersen, Chair
Debbie Morford, Vice Chair
Ryan Jones, Secretary
Jeff Okerman
Sue Stanton
Garret McFarland
Jamie Ogolin

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Finance Committee

Debbie Morford, Chair
Sue Stanton
Garret McFarland
Meets on the Wednesday before the Board of Trustee meeting at 4:00 in the President’s office.

Human Resources Committee

Jeff Okerman, Chair
Ryan Jones
Jamie Ogolin
Meets the fourth Monday of each month at 4:00 in the President’s office unless the Board of Trustee meeting date has been changed.

Quality Committee

Sue Stanton, Chair
Jeff Okerman
Debbie Morford
Meets on the Friday before the Board of Trustee meeting at 3:00 in the President’s office.



Trustee Profiles


Mark Petersen
Mark Petersen: Dr. Petersen was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2010. He is the Research Leader USDA-ARS Fort Keogh Livestock & Range Research Laboratory. As the Research Leader, his job responsibilities are to conduct range and range livestock research, supervise personnel and over all operations. Mark has earned a BA in Animal Science/Zoology from the University of Hawaii, MS in Animal Science from the University of Idaho, and a PhD in animal Science from the University of Nebraska. He has received numerous awards including Teacher of the Year - College of Agriculture (Montana State University) 1991, Friend of the Student - College of Agriculture (Montana State University) – 1986.
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Debbie Morford
Debbie Morford: Ms. Morford was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2013. Debbie recently retired after working as the Manager of the Miles City Field Office with the Bureau of Land Management with responsibility for overseeing public lands and resources in 17 counties in eastern Montana. During her 26 year career working for the federal government, Debbie also served as District Ranger, geologist, and firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and Montana. She also worked as a geologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Louisiana and as a cartographer for the Department of Defense in Washington DC. She currently works for OptiBlend Industries which provides product and support to the oil and gas industry. Debbie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Colorado State University.
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Ryan Jones
Ryan Jones: Mr. Jones was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2016. A native of Miles City, he currently works for Rain and Hail crop insurance as a Claims Supervisor for eastern Montana and northern Wyoming. Ryan graduated with an Associate’s Degree from Northwest College in Powell and a Bachelor’s Degree from Montana State University in Bozeman. Ryan also serves on the Board of Directors of OneHealth and Custer County 4-H programs. He is happily married to Nicole and has two children.
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Jeff Okerman
Jeff Okerman: Mr. Okerman was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2009. He is a rancher south of Miles City. He attended MSU Billings and has taken classes at Miles Community College.
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Susan Stanton
Susan Stanton: Ms. Stanton was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2006. She taught 31 years, 24 years in the Miles City Schools of which she served as librarian at Washington Middle School for 14 years. She retired in May of 2010 and is currently employed part time by Prairie Educational Service Area. She was raised on the family farm in Brusett, Montana. Sue graduated from Garfield County High School in Jordan, Montana, received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Masters in Reading from Eastern Montana College in Billings, MT. She completed a Library endorsement at Western Montana College in Dillon, MT.
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Garret McFarland
Garret McFarland: Dr. McFarland was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2005. He has been a dentist in Miles City for 17 years. After growing up in Fort Benton, MT, he received his bachelor’s degree from Carroll College and received his DDS from the University of Minnesota Dental School. Along with being a Trustee for MCC and member of the MCC Endowment board, Garret is also active in Kiwanis, Miles City Club board, and Town and Country Club.
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Jamie Ogolin: Mr. Ogolin was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2017. He is currently a financial advisor at Big Sky Financial in Miles City. A Butte native, Jamie earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Montana and a Master’s degree from Montana State University. In 1987, he moved to Miles City to teach science. During his 27 years in education, he was a biology teacher, assistant principal, and principal at CCDHS. Jamie also serves on the Custer County Educational Foundation board. He and his wife Kristy have two daughters, Tori and Alex. Jamie enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, hunting, fishing, and following his girls in their activities.
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Trustee Schedule

Archives

July 31, 2017 5:30 PM Room 317
Monthly Meeting

June 26, 2017 5:30 PM Room 106
Monthly Meeting

May 22, 2017 5:30 PM Room 106
Monthly Meeting

April 26, 2017 5:30 PM Room 106
Monthly Meeting

March 27, 2017 5:30 PM Room 106
Monthly Meeting

March 6th at 5:30
special session conference call
from the President’s office
Conference Dial-In # 1-302-202-1108
Conference Code 128767

February 27, 2017 5:30 PM Room 106
Monthly Meeting

January 23, 2017 5:30 PM Room 106
Monthly Meeting

December 19, 2016 5:30 PM Room 106
Monthly Meeting

November 28, 2016 5:30 PM Room 106
Monthly Meeting

October 24, 2016 5:30 PM Room 106
Monthly Meeting

July 25, 2016 5:30 PM Room 106
Monthly Meeting

July 18, 2016 5:30 PM Room 106
Special Session Agenda

May 23, 2016 5:30 PM Room 106
Monthly Meeting

April 26, 2016 5:30 PM Room 106
Monthly Meeting

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