Michael J. Sullivan - 1961
Former Wyoming governor and U.S. ambassador
Omaha, Nebraska, native Michael J. Sullivan was Wyoming governor from
1987 until 1995. The following year, Sullivan held a fellowship at the
Institute of Politics at Harvard University's Kennedy School of
He was the U.S. ambassador to Ireland from 1998 until 2001, under the
Clinton and Bush administrations. He is currently a partner at the law
firm Rothgerber, Johnson & Lyons LLP, which has offices in Casper
and Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Denver. An accomplished trial lawyer,
Sullivan focuses on areas such as public policy, natural resources law,
and international business development. He has been admitted to practice
before the Wyoming State Supreme Court, the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of
Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
Sullivan has stayed actively involved with the University of Wyoming. He
is a life member of the UW Alumni Association, a member of the Campus
Advisory Board, and chairman of the W.D. Ruckelshaus Institute of
Environment and Natural Resources Board.
Sullivan earned a B.S. in petroleum engineering (1961) and a law degree (1964) from UW.
The Sullivan family was named Wyoming Family of the Year by Associated
Parents of UW in 1999. The Sullivans reside in Casper, Wyoming..
Photo courtesy of UW News Service