Questions and Frustration Surround UW President’s Ending Tenure

Written by on April 1, 2019

University of Wyoming Board of Trustees Chairman Dave True says UW President Laurie Nichols has helped put the state’s only public, four-year university on a “positive trajectory.”
True’s comments in a statement released Friday come after it was announced Monday that Nichols’ three-year contract would not be renewed after it expires in June. She will move to a faculty position. No explanation has been given for the move.
True says the board appreciates Nichols’ service and believes her hard work and that of many others has created a tremendous opportunity for her successor.
He says an acting president will be appointed until a permanent replacement is found.
Students, faculty and staff went before the board on Thursday to express shock and question the decision.


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