Meet our Board of Directors.  Our board of directors works to assist MCAN in moving projects forward, creating a 3-5 year strategic plan, and aligning efforts with those of Montana students.

Amy Verlanic, President

            Director of Montana Tech’s Institute on Educational Opportunities

               Josh Vanek, Past President of MCAN

Associate Director for Montana Campus Compact

             Peter DonaldsonVice-President of MCAN

Advisor/Tutor Coordinator for TRiO SSS at the University of Montana 

Erica Swanson, Treasurer

State Director for Jobs for Montana’s Graduates with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry

          Katie SmithStudent representative   

Dr. Kirk Lacy, Board Member             

University of Montana’s Interim Vice Provost for Two-Year College Partnerships

Jule Walker, Board Member

Deputy Superintendent for Operations, Montana Office of Public Instruction

Norma Bixby, Board Member 

Director at Northern Cheyenne Tribal Education Department

Hannah VanHoose, Board Member

Executive Assistant to the President at Carroll College

Leslie Weldon, Board Member

Vice President of Advancement and Human Resources


If you, or someone you know, is interested in applying to be a Board member, please fill out this form.