By Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Stephanie Pressly, president and publisher of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and the Belgrade News, announced her resignation Monday to accept a position at Montana State University.
“I have been privileged to work with the talented staff at the Chronicle and News for the past 10 years,” said Pressly. “They are a truly remarkable team that has allowed me to end my newspaper career on a high note.”
Pressly’s resignation is effective Dec. 5.
Pressly has been at the Chronicle since June 2007. Prior to that, she held publisher positions in Nampa and Pocatello, Idaho, with Pioneer News Group since 1998. She started her career in newspapers in San Diego in 1984 and also worked in Alabama and Arizona, holding various management positions, prior to joining Pioneer. Pioneer News Group was sold to the Adams Publishing Group earlier this month.
Adams expects to make an announcement on Pressly’s replacement in the near future.
“After 30-plus years in newspapers, I’ve been thinking about a career change for a while,” Pressly said. “MSU is a dynamic, vibrant institution, and I’m thrilled at the opportunity to contribute to MSU’s continued success.”
At MSU, Pressly accepted a contract position as director of strategic HR initiatives and communications and will be tasked with developing a strategy to attract, develop and retain talented staff at the university. She begins her new position Dec. 11.
As publisher of the Chronicle, Pressly served on a variety of local boards, including the Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Yellowstone United Way and the Montana Newspaper Association. The newspaper association honored Pressly with its Master Editor and Publisher Award in 2015.
“It’s been a pleasure to represent the Chronicle within the community and the industry,” Pressly said. “I look forward to maintaining the many wonderful relationships I’ve had the opportunity to build.”