HELENA (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Pat Williams and former Bozeman Mayor Jeffrey Krauss have been appointed to the state Board of Regents, which oversees the Montana university system.
Gov. Brian Schweitzer announced the appointments Wednesday.
Williams spent 30 years as a classroom teacher and education administrator and served in the U.S. House from 1979-97, where he was chairman of the post-secondary education committee. Following his retirement from Congress, Williams taught at the University of Montana.
Krauss is the director of finance and administration for the Museum of the Rockies and Bozeman's deputy mayor. He is a former Gallatin County treasurer and former Bozeman City Commissioner.
Williams is a Democrat whose term will run through February 2019. Krauss is a Republican whose term runs through February 2015.