Seth Bodnar

Seth Bodnar
President, The University of Montana

Seth Bodnar currently serves as the 19th President for the University of Montana. He began his duties on January 2, 2018. Before coming to the University of Montana, President Bodnar was a senior executive at the General Electric Company, where he was responsible for long-term strategy and business transformation at GE Transportation, a global company with over 10,000 employees and approximately $5 billion in revenue. Previously, he was President of GE Transportation’s Digital Solutions business and was GE Transportation’s first-ever Chief Digital Officer.

President Bodnar has deep roots in education. He graduated first in his class from West Point, received both the Rhodes and Truman scholarships, and earned two master’s degrees from the University of Oxford. He served as an assistant professor in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point. He continues to serve as an Army Reserve officer and a visiting faculty member at West Point, and he is a board member of The Positivity Project, a non-profit organization focused on character education.

Prior to his time on the faculty at West Point, President Bodnar had a distinguished military career, serving in the 101st Airborne Division and the U.S. Army’s First Special Forces Group. As a member of the Army’s elite Green Berets, he commanded a Special Forces detachment on multiple deployments around the world and later served as a special assistant to the Commanding General in Iraq.

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