Montana Western Appoints Michael Feuling New Sporting Director | Frontier Conference


DILLON – The University of Montana Western announced on Tuesday the appointment of Michael Feuling as athletic director and head of development, according to a statement from the university.

Feuling currently works at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, Oregon, as the annual manager of fund development and community relations. Prior to working at Linn-Benton, Feuling worked at Western Oregon University for over 10 years, as Assistant Athletic Director for Development.

In western Oregon, one of Feuling’s goals was to lead fundraising efforts for the college and athletic department. He was responsible for managing the fundraising campaigns, programs, events and initiatives that generated funds and established a strong donor base.

By developing strategic relationships with alumni, friends, family and community members in 2019, Feuling led fundraising efforts that raised over $ 485,000, a record for athletics in the western Oregon.

Feuling was selected after a nationwide search that brought several applicants to campus. He was also one of three finalists for the same position at Montana State Billings this summer.

“Michael’s commitment to students and his passion for providing growth opportunities through athletics and academics, along with his successful background in fundraising, make Michael a great choice for Montana Western,” said UMW Chancellor Michael Reid said in the press release. “I would like to thank the Dillon community and our students, faculty and staff for their participation and contribution during the research process. I look forward to welcoming Michael and his family to the Bulldog community.

Feuling received a Master of Arts in Sports Administration from Lasell University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Western Oregon.

“I am touched and honored by this opportunity and look forward to working with the wonderful staff and student-athletes at Montana Western. The community support for college and Bulldog athletics is incredible, and my family and I are thrilled to be joining the team, ”Feuling said in Tuesday’s release. “I want to thank the search committee and Chancellor Reid and as the next UMW athletic director I look forward to creating a ‘championship experience’ for student-athletes and preparing them for success in the classroom. , compete and after they graduate.

“We are thrilled to welcome Michael, Jamee and their sons to the Bulldog community. Michael’s fundraising experience will help create new opportunities for our coaches to improve their programs and recruit exceptional athletes to Montana. Western. His previous work in college track and field prepared him well to understand our culture and he brings great energy and ideas to help us continue to advance each of our programs, ”said the Acting Director of Athletics. Janelle Handlos, according to the Montana Western press release.

Feuling will take up his post on November 16.

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