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Biography of Marilyn F. Wessel


Biography of Marilyn F. Wessel



Marilyn F. Wessel

Born in Iowa. Lived and worked in Los Angeles, California, and Washington, D.C. Moved to Bozeman 42 years ago.

Undergraduate degree in journalism from Iowa State University, graduate degree in public administration from Montana State University, certification from the Harvard University Institute for Education Management, senior internship with the U.S. Congress, Montana delegation.

Montana professional positions have include part-time editor for the Montana Cooperative Extension Service, news director for KBMN Radio, special assistant to the president and director communications at Montana State University, director of university relations at Montana State University and dean and director of the Museum of the Rockies at MSU. Retired as Dean Emeritus in 2003.

Past Board Service: Montana State Merit System Council, Montana Ambassadors, Vigilante Theater Company, Montana State Commission on Practice, Museum of the Rockies, Helena Branch of the Ninth District Federal Reserve Bank; Burton K. Wheeler Center for Public Policy; Bozeman Chamber of Commerce, and Friends of KUSM.

Past publications and productions include several articles on communications and public administration issues as well as research, script preparation and presentation of several radio documentaries and several public television programs. Co-author of one book, 4-H An American Idea: A History of 4-H.

Other past volunteer activities and organizations: Business and Professional Women, Women's Political Caucus, League of Women Voters, and numerous political campaigns.

Current professional activities: Museum-related consulting and part-time teaching at Montana State University

Current Volunteer activities: Editorial Board of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Pilgrim Congregational Church, Family Promise

For enjoyment: Time with children and grandchildren; hiking, golf, Italian studies, cooking, gardening and travel.

Publication Date

Fall 2015

Biography of Marilyn F. Wessel