Beverly Edmond Interview, March 26, 2018


Beverly Edmond


Donna McCrea



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Beverly Edmond discusses her 21-month tenure as Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of Montana [UM]. She describes her educational background which includes a master’s degree in Public Administration and a Ph.D. in Political Science with a concentration in Public Administration. Edmond talks about her career as a high-level administrator at several higher-education institutions, as well as a federal government employee, and how she utilized this collective work experience in her role as Interim Provost at UM. Edmond discusses spearheading different task forces at UM, particularly Academic Program and Administrative Services Prioritization [APASP], to help address UM’s budget crisis and find ways to increase efficiency. She also elaborates on the challenges she has faced living and working in Missoula, Montana, as a woman of color, and shares her personal thoughts on the importance of cultivating diversity at an academic institution.


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Document Type

Oral History


Leadership, Universities and colleges; Higher education leadership, Women; Higher education leadership, Women of color; Higher education leadership, African-American Women; Political science; Public Administration; Academic Program and Administrative Services Prioritization [APASP]; Office of Commissioner of Higher Education [OCHE], Montana; University of Montana, Missoula; Montana University System; Board of Regents, Montana University System; Diversity; Hiring, Diversity; Diversity, Academic institutions; Southern Association of Colleges and Schools [SACS]; Edmond, Beverly; Stearns, Sheila; Keller, Rosi; Engstrom, Royce; The Registry for College and University Presidents

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Women in Leadership at the University of Montana Oral History Project, OH 461, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 /

Oral History Number

OH 461-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound file (01:37:12 min.) digital + 1 transcript (23 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

01:37:12 minutes

Local Filename

OH_461_001.mp3; OH_461_001.pdf

Beverly Edmond Interview, March 26, 2018