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Betsy Bach, BOD Vice Chair

Position: Retired Professor, University of Montana

“As a Montanan, one hears about Jeanette Rankin’s advocacy on a weekly basis. She is revered by many in my state, and it brings me great joy to be able to carry out her legacy in the form of advancing education for women.” Betsy is a professor in the department of communication studies at the University of Montana. She received her PhD in Organizational Communication from the University of Washington, her Master of Arts in Interpersonal Communication from the University of Montana, and her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Hope College. She has held several administrative positions at the University of Montana including Assistant Provost, Dean of the Davidson Honors College, and department chair. In 2009 she was elected to, and served, as president of the National Communication Association in Washington, DC. Betsy has co-authored a book on communication in organizations and has published additional book chapters, academic research articles, and other applied research.