This article presents a comment on the study A Description of Merger Applied to the Montana State University Context. In simplest terms, the university system merger was designed to accomplish greater unity and effect economies of scale while guarding against mission drift. Change is disruptive but also productive if effected properly. Ultimately, restructuring success will be measured less by an organizational chart and more on our ability to build public trust, confidence and ownership in higher education.
Baker, J. (1996). Response to “A Description of Merger Applied to the Montana State University Context.” Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 25(2), 141–142.