A former military man turned university president welcomes student protest and dissent
When I first took on the role of president at the University of Montana nearly four years ago, my chief of staff mused that I’d need to draw upon a reservoir of endurance in the face of many tests ahead.
As a former U.S. Army Special Forces officer, I quipped, “I’ve lived for extended periods of time in places where I was surrounded by people who wanted to kill me.”
Originally published: February 9, 2022
Author: Seth Bodnar
Institution: University of Montana
Published by: The Hechinger Report