Laurie Nichols has been named interim president at Black Hills State University. That's according to a statement released Monday from the university located in Spearfish, South Dakota.
Nichols led the University of Wyoming for the last 3 years and was the first woman to fill the role. Her contract, which was not renewed by the UW Board of Trustees, is up at the end of this month. She'll assume her new position at Black Hills State on July 1.
Nichols had previously indicated she would be joining the faculty at UW.
Neil Theobold, the current vice president for finance and administration, will be taking over as UW's acting president.