Montana State University

College of Engineering

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173820
Bozeman, MT 59717-3820

Tel: (406) 994-2272
Fax: (406) 994-6665
Location: 212 Roberts Hall

Dean and Director:

Brett Gunnink

The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation
provides significant lead gift and challenge

photo collage of construction engineering technology

Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation


The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation recently donated a significant challenge gift to seed a new Construction Engineering Technology Chair in the Civil Engineering Department. The CET Chair campaign is a $2.5 million initiative.

The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation has given the gift to encourage others, companies and individuals, to support the growing CET program.

The COE has already greatly benefited from the Washington Foundation challenge. In response to the challenge, one corporate sponsor and ten individuals have contributed matching gifts. In addition, Joel T. Long established a Professorship of Civil Engineering with a $1 million gift in response to the Washington Foundation challenge.

To learn more about the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, visit the website at

The Chair will attract nationally recognized faculty and high-caliber students. MSU's CET program has already served multiple generations of young professionals who aspire to success in the construction industry.

Giving to the COE