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Engagement and Outreach

Jean Garrison


Welcome to the Office of Engagement and Outreach!  Building from UW’s Strategic Plan, Breaking Through: 2017-2022, the Office of Engagement and Outreach (OEO) has been created to be a portal of access to UW for the citizens of Wyoming (and beyond) and to coordinate and streamline engagement and outreach efforts to achieve enhanced consistency, follow-through, and impact.  OEO responds to the challenge in UW’s strategic plan to commit itself to “scholarship, outreach and service that extend our human talent and technological capacity to serve the people in our communities, our state, the nation, and the world.”   At the heart of that commitment are the values of engagement and communication, and the specific goal to “improve and enhance the health and well-being of our communities and environments through outreach programs and in collaboration with our constituents and partners.” Building on our history and identity as Wyoming’s sole land-grant and public flagship institution we will work to implement a new vision for engagement and outreach with our communities. We look forward to partnering with campus and statewide constituents to elevate the university’s already substantial efforts in community engagement and outreach.  

Dr. Jean A. Garrison

Chief Engagement Officer
Office of Engagement and Outreach




Engagement Strategic Plan Nears Completion

The Office of Engagement has completed a draft of its strategic plan and plans to finalize it in May. UW faculty, staff and administration are welcome to read the draft and provide feedback to:

View: Draft OEO Strategic Plan

Please join us for the OEO Strategic Plan Listening Session on May 20th!
Classroom Building 215 • 3:30—4:30 PM

The plan seeks to help UW faculty, staff, and students become more engaged with the state, its communities, and its community organizations. Come and learn how OEO hopes to support campus efforts and build capacity in UW’s partnerships around the state for the benefit of all. We need your feedback on the steps to accomplish this.  Download event poster.

Join via WyoCast:

Saturday U visited Gillette, Wy. to discuss Carbon Capture. 

The Office of Engagement encourages you to learn more about Carbon Capture by exploring the following videos of the event.

The Science of Carbon Capture  |  Why Carbon Capture is Important for Wyoming  |  Community Discussion: Carbon Capture Utilization

OEO Programs and Events

Pinedale Audience, Saturday U, University of Wyoming, 2017


Office of Engagement and Outreach Programs and Events

The Office of Engagement and Outreach extends event opportunities to Wyoming and beyond. Check out the OEO event schedule for Spring 2019, and check back often as new events may be added!

Interactive Map of Past Events

Engage with the OEO survey results visualization map to reveal facts and stats from past event opportunities. 

Additonal Information


Reports and Strategic Planning



UW’s Engagement Task Force completed its final report, Envisioning Community Engagement and Outreach, in May 2018.  This report and the supporting materials have been posted to share with UW and Wyoming communities.  A strategic plan will be completed in Spring 2019 and posted. Click here for more information.


The  Marvin Millgate Community Engagement Awards


Outreach and Engagement with the state are core goals of the University of Wyoming and integral to our land-grant mission.  Building a strong culture of engagement and collaboration involving the exchange of knowledge and resources means developing partnerships in a context of reciprocity with the citizens and institutions of Wyoming, the nation and the world.  The Marvin Millgate Community Engagement Awards have been established by the President Laurie S. Nichols and Provost Kate Miller to recognize individuals and groups at the University of Wyoming and in the community who have rendered exceptional engagement and service to Wyoming communities. Click here for more information.

Learn about 2019 awardees here.


UW News

Private Gift to UW Supports Civic Engagement

The $100,000 gift to the University of Wyoming from The Tucker Foundation will support the Malcolm Wallop Civic Engagement Project, which focuses on conversations about issues of significant public concern—part of UW’s strategic plan and service to the state.  Read more ->

Garrison Selected to Lead New UW Office of Engagement and Outreach

A longtime University of Wyoming faculty member who has led wide-ranging outreach programs around the state has been selected to lead UW’s new Office of Engagement and Outreach. Read more ->

Office of Engagement and Outreach
Dept. 4315 | Bureau of Mines 231
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-5202
Fax: (307) 766-3533

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The Office of Engagement and Outreach is appreciative of all gifts. For questions, please contact the UW Foundation at 307-766-6300 or

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