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About the Bitterroot College

Advisory Council

The Bitterroot College (BC) is guided by a 12-member Advisory Council — a public board which holds regular monthly meetings. The BC is under the auspices of The University of Montana with all BC college courses accredited via the UM.

Purpose of the Bitterroot College Advisory Council

The purpose of the Bitterroot College Advisory Council is to provide local and professional involvement in the development of The Bitterroot College of The University of Montana (BC-UM) as a provider of affordable, responsive, and sustainable college and continuing education opportunities to the residents of Ravalli County.

The BC Advisory Council works with the BC Director to:

  • assess the needs of Ravalli County as related to program offerings and student support services;
  • assess program and course offerings, student support services, operations, and finances;
  • assist in the development of long-range plans for program and course offerings and student support services;
  • formulate recommendations for the enhancement of facilities and equipment;
  • serve as an avenue of communication between Ravalli County and The University of Montana;
  • serve as an avenue of communication between education/training and business/industry/government;
  • evaluate and review annually program and course offerings, student support services, operations, finances, and long-range program plan.

The BC Advisory Council works with the UM Provost to:

  • select the BC Director;
  • annually evaluate the BC Director.