Chuck Wendt has been selected as the new Montana State University Billings Foundation president and CEO.
He was hired by the foundation's board of trustees after a national search and will begin work on March 4, according to an MSUB press release.
He fills the job vacated by Marilynn Miller, who held the position for nearly 14 years and retired at the end of 2013.
Wendt comes to his new post after serving as a fundraising liaison at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz.
Wendt will play a key role in the overall efforts of the Foundation to advance the goals of MSUB through the solicitation, investment and stewardship of financial support.
The foundation is currently working to secure $5 million for an expanded and renovated allied health and science building that will house faculty from both the sciences and allied health professions when complete. The $5 million goal is required by the state legislature as a condition of a $10 million appropriation.
Wendt has a bachelor’s degree in business and an MBA from the University of Denver.