Faculty, staff, and students system-wide are invited to meet and help evaluate Tami Eitle, the third of four finalists for the position of provost and executive vice president.

Eitle currently is vice provost and accreditation liaison officer at Montana State University, a position she has held since January 2017. She will give a presentation and answer questions during an online session open to the WSU community from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15. A WSU network id and password are required to attend.

In her current position, Eitle is responsible for strengthening academic programs and instruction, advancing diversity and equity, stewarding fiscal allocations in alignment with strategic goals, improving student learning and faculty success and working with the Montana University System and peers at other Montana universities on statewide initiatives.

Eitle is a professor of sociology who served as associate dean of the College of Letters and Science at Montana State from 2013 to 2016. As associate dean, she contributed to the development and implementation of a new budget model and a fiscal shared service unit. Her research has focused primarily on evaluating racial and ethnic variations in factors associated with educational opportunity, educational achievement and a variety of health outcomes.

After earning her bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Kansas, Eitle earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. in sociology from Indiana University. She joined Montana State in 2006 from the University of Miami, where she was an associate professor of sociology.

Eitle will participate in interviews with search committee members, faculty, administrators, staff, and students during two days of Zoom-based meetings April 14 and 15.

Public presentation and Q&A:

Tami Eitle
1-2 p.m., Wednesday, April 15