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"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
W. B. Yeats
The Outreach School Mission
The UW Outreach School extends the University of Wyoming to our state and the world, while bringing the world to Wyoming.
The Outreach School Vision
In our efforts to help make UW the premier land grant institution, during the next five years, the University of Wyoming Outreach School will continue to be a leader in providing accessible, affordable, and innovative education of measurable excellence to learners across the state and the world.
We plan to maintain a pattern of growth, while striving to reach increasing numbers of students and learners through the Outreach Divisions: Outreach Credit Programs, the University of Wyoming at Casper, Outreach Technology Services, Wyoming Public Media, and the International Programs Office. This pattern of growth is distinctive: During the past five years, our student numbers have increased by about 9% per year; Wyoming Public Media serves 60,000 listeners and 31,000 online media consumers; International Programs hosts over 200 sponsored and exchange students each year, sends nearly 400 students abroad for study and internships, and provides dozens of faculty and staff members each year with immigration and citizenship services.
Connection Between the Outreach School Mission and Our Vision
As the Outreach School extends the reach of the University of Wyoming through our physical and virtual presence, Outreach participates directly in improving individual lives. In the process, we help to connect individuals to our communities, the state, the global marketplace, and the marketplace of ideas.
"Learning is not obtained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and
attended to with diligence."
In order to meet the growth in a number and variety of learners, the Outreach School must be able to help attract and support the finest UW programs and faculty, encourage and sustain learners, and develop and maintain the most stable, robust, and effective technological infrastructure to connect learners to the university. A partnership with alumni, friends, and supporters will allow the Outreach School to support access and learning opportunities that accommodate the continuing growth in the number of learners we serve and the variety of programs we offer.
The Outreach School will focus on four areas of distinction as we channel our efforts to support the university’s goals:
Much of what the Outreach School will be able to accomplish in the future will be through partnerships that create productive synergisms for the effective utilization of intellectual, technological, and financial resources. We invite your support for Outreach School programs that will enhance opportunities for learning and access and allow us to accommodate the rapid growth of the numbers of learners we serve and the learning opportunities we provide.
In order to increase the range of educational experiences offered through Outreach, we will need to plan for and fund:
"We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Our past funding successes have included these programs:
These programs promote community leadership opportunities and provide much-need financial support to students whose aspirations are narrowed only by their personal financial limitations.
Make a credit card gift online using the university’s secure site.
Credit or Debit Card: Donations by credit/debit card may be made by calling the UW Foundation toll-free at 1-888-831-7795.
Check: Donations by check, made payable to UW Foundation, may be mailed to:
University of Wyoming Foundation
222 South 22nd
Laramie, Wyoming 82070
Please be sure to indicate that you wish your gift to be directed to the University of Wyoming Outreach School.
Estate Planning/Gifts: Estate gifts provide excellent opportunities for donors to support the UW Outreach School. There are several types of estate plans available, many of which have wonderful benefits for the gift donors including increased income and generous tax savings. For more information, please contact the Assistant Director of Planned Giving, Clayton Melinkovich
Clayton Melinkovich — Assistant Director of Planned Giving
The UW Foundation