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Grace Gardner

Director of Academic Affairs, Missoula College


Personal Summary

Dr. Grace Gardner was hired as the Director of Academic Affairs at the Missoula College in the autumn semester of 2021. She reports to Tom Gallagher, the Dean of Missoula College. Prior to this role, she served as Director of UM Summer for three years, and previously, she held the position of a Director of Student-Athlete Support Services at the University of Montana for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics for seven years. Grace holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, a Bachelor of Arts in Communication studies, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, and a Doctorate of Education, with an emphasis on Higher Education Administration all from the University of Montana.  As a 5th generation Montanan, she enjoys spending time outside hiking and skiing with her husband Landon, their children Sawyer and Hazel, and their border collie, Hitch.