Green Beret and West Point Graduate Appears In Missoula As Candidate for UM President

The UM presidential candidate with the closest ties to Missoula appeared before a packed house in the University Center Theater on Friday after noon.

He is Seth Bodnar, whose wife Chelsea grew up in Missoula and attended Hellgate High School, so Bodner and his family are familiar with the city and with the university and the issues surrounding the search for a new president.

Bodnar is a graduate, and eventually a faculty member of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and a member of the U.S. Army Special Forces’ Green Berets.