New UW President Search To Include Public

Apr 27, 2015


Credit University of Wyoming

The University Of Wyoming Board Of Trustees has formed a committee that will figure out how to conduct the search for the next UW president.  

The decision comes less than two weeks after current President Dick McGinity announced he will be resigning in June of 2016. The board was criticized for holding a closed search when it hired Bob Sternberg who resigned after just a few months on the job.  Laramie Trustee Mike Massie will serve on the committee. He says they want input on how a search should be conducted, and what kind of candidates the board should target.

What do they envision as being the qualities of the next president?

“What do they envision as being the qualities of the next president," asks Massie. "As they think about who this person is, is it a sixty year old man? Is it a mid-career woman? Is it someone who has specific background and experiences?”

The Committee will be holding two public forums on May 4th for members of the public and the campus community. Massie says citizens can also comment online at the university’s website until May 11th. The committee will provide input to the full Board of Trustees on May 13th.