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Tara Evans

Vice President and General Counsel

Tara Evans is a Wyoming native, and has a bachelor's degree in molecular biology from UW and a law degree from the UW College of Law.

Tara joined the legal staff of the University of Wyoming as an Associate General Counsel, then held the position of Deputy General Counsel until August 2016, when she began her duties as Interim General Counsel. In February 2017 Tara was named General Counsel.

Tara's duties include:

  • Providing general legal advice to the UW Board of Trustees, the President, and Administration

  • Coordinating communications with the State of Wyoming's Attorney General

  • Sitting on the President's Cabinet and Leadership team

  • Managing the UW Regulations and Standard Administrative Policies and Procedures

  • Supervising the General Counsel's office including oversight and coordination of:

    • Conflict of interest and commitment

    • Ethics

    • Contract review

    • Discrimination and harassment

    • Employment law matters

    • Export controls and trade regulations

    • Intellectual property

    • Lawsuits, subpoenas, and government investigations

    • Regulatory compliance

    • Student education records (FERPA)

    • Wyoming Public Records Act

Tara has administrative responsibility for the Division of General Counsel, including the Office of General Counsel, Title IX Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Report and Response, and Risk Management.

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Office of General Counsel

Tara Evans, General Counsel

Old Main 204

1000 E. University Ave.

Dept. 3434

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4997

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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