Interim Dean of Students and Retention
Judy Hay has spent 30 years in various capacities in student affairs over three institutions. She holds a BS in Education and an M.Ed. in Adult and Higher Education from Montana State University and a minor in Special Education from The University of Montana. She joined higher education at what is now the Helena College at the dawn of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. Judy spent 15 wonderful years there working with and for students creating disability services and academic support services as well as managing the College’s Carl Perkins Applied Technology grant. After that, she spent one year on the Montana State University campus assisting with the start up of what is now Gallatin College, MSU, the two-year education entity that is now a college of MSU. The next six years were as the chief student affairs officer for the Great Falls College, MSU and working with the other student affairs leaders in the university system to coordinate initiatives for all students.
Judy’s latest position was as the vice president for student services in Cheyenne, WY for the Laramie County Community College. Notable accomplishments included coordinating statewide training for Title IX Coordinators and Investigators for all colleges and the university annually, working to implement career pathways for students that involved deep examination of all programs and services at the college to align them and ensure they were designed to best serve students in accomplishing their educational goals. In her time at LCCC, Judy was part of several major building projects, reorganization of services to create a true one-stop center for students, and being part of several national efforts such as the WICHE Interstate Passport and Guided Pathways.
Judy is happy to be back in Montana, and specifically in Helena where she and her husband spent 23 years raising their children and loving the community. Working with Carroll College students and dedicated faculty and staff will be a pleasure, as anyone from Helena knows what a crown jewel it is in the community and state. Judy is proud to be part of the Saints’ story!