Office of the Chancellor

Dr. Mark Nook

Mark Nook became Chancellor of Montana State University Billings July 1, 2014. Mark’s first professional position was with Concordia College in Moorhead, MN where he served as an instructor of physics. Mark began his career in public higher education as an assistant professor of physics, astronomy, and engineering sciences at St. Cloud State University, serving in various roles including Director of the Observatory and Planetarium, Department Chair, Secretary of the Faculty, and Dean of Undergraduate Studies. He served as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for three years and as Interim Chancellor for one year. Immediately before joining MSU Billings, Mark served as the Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at the University of Wisconsin System.


Mark has served on various volunteer boards and commissions including, Stevens Point Police and Fire Commission, Chair and Vice Chair of the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation Board of Trustees, the Billings Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, president of his congregation, and as a coach for youth baseball and hockey. Mark and his wife, Cheryl, have three adult children and two granddaughters.


Mark earned a baccalaureate degree in physics and mathematics from Southwest Minnesota State University, a Master’s of Science degree in Astrophysics from Iowa State University, and a PhD in Astronomy from the University of Wisconsin.

Dr. Mark Nook and Cheryl
Cheryl & Mark Nook


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The Chancellor's Residence
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