Presenter: Geoff Gamble

  • Date: Monday, Feb 6
  • Time: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Holiday Inn

After 33 years in higher education and the last ten as President of Montana State University, what is “retirement” for Geoff Gamble? In the first part of the Side Trip, Geoff will talk about the personal and professional aspects of being a University President and about his transition to engaged and active retiree. What has he learned about himself – and life in general – during his professional life and since his final day of “work” in December 2009?

In the second part of this program, Geoff will lead participants in a collective discussion about strategies for living a long, healthy and meaningful life in retirement. 

GambleGeoff Gamble became the 11th president of MSU in December 2000. Prior to MSU, Geoff was Provost and Senior Vice President at the University of Vermont and served as chief academic and operating officer; before that, he held several top leadership positions at Washington State University, including the Director of the Museum of Anthropology.


MSU Wonderlust is a high-quality community resource for lifelong learning for the Bozeman area.  Here is university-quality instruction by experts in a huge number of subjects, some multi-week courses, some one-off events.  These offerings come free of homework, exams, or papers: The MSU Wonderlust experience is just a chance to learn new things or review things we’d already studied.  It's also an opportunity to meet people with a wide variety of interests.

The Winter/Spring offerings begin with a reception at the Pilgrim Congregational Church from 4 to 6pm.  It's a chance to meet with the course instructors and side-trip presenters; find out more about their plans.  

Gerry Wheeler, President of Friends of Wonderlust