Entrepreneurship Focus for UW
Written by Andrew-Rossi on December 14, 2017
University of Wyoming officials are encouraging a spirit of entrepreneurship in their students.
UW officials met Tuesday with members of a state council that’s exploring ways Wyoming can diversify its economy so it isn’t as reliant on the volatile mineral extraction industry. The Laramie Boomerang reports that officials would like to boost the number of Wyoming residents with college degrees.
At the meeting, UW President Laurie Nichols said there’s much support for fostering entrepreneurial pursuits on campus, and UW officials say today’s college students want that type of education.
Currently, 46 percent of the state’s working-age population has a post-secondary degree or certificate. The UW Board of Trustees has endorsed a plan to raise that to 60 percent by 2025.