Five new members will be joining the University of Wyoming’s Board of Trustees. They will take over for members whose terms have expired and the late Warren Lauer who died last year.
Mel Baldwin, John McKinley, Dick Scarlett, Michelle Sullivan and Mike Massie were appointed by the governor and approved by the senate. All will serve until 2021 except for Massie, who is serving Lauer’s term until 2017. The Next Board of Trustees meeting will be at the end of this month.
University President Dick McGinity says the new members will be key in moving the Board forward.
"The members of the board, and I and the vice presidents in the organization have worked to develop ways of working more closely together in much more of an open and give and take way than I think maybe was the practice a couple of years or so ago or more," says McGinity. "We’re already off to a good start in having the board and the administration of the University engaging much more closely together. That’s the kind of mindset that the new trustees are bringing to the board."
McGinity says achieving Tier One Status in energy and Engineering and the governor’s Science Initiatives are at the top of the list for the new trustees.