Montana State University president addresses roof collapses, plans for moving forward

BOZEMAN – Crews are working on the Upper Gym roof on Montana State University, cleaning snow off and assessing damage after the roofs of two adjoining gyms collapsed on Thursday and Saturday.

In a post on the MSU website, President Waded Cruzado apologized for the events and expressed gratitude to students, facility, staff, and parents for their patience and understanding as the university works through the collapses.

“As unfortunate as this event has been, I am grateful for the fact that not one individual was injured,” Cruzado stated in her notice. “My goal is that out of this unfortunate incident, we will build an even stronger university.”