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Institutional Communications

Chad Baldwin


Chad, a Wyoming native and UW graduate, has spent almost all of his career looking for good stories in Wyoming and finding ways to tell them well as a reporter and editor. As director of institutional communication, he aims to help tell the university's great stories to the campus community, the people of Wyoming and beyond. He's responsible to create and maintain a positive image for UW, both with internal and external constituents. He writes, edits and distributes stories for print and broadcast media, coordinates various university public relations efforts, and assists UW's administration in delivering the university's message to local, state and national audiences. The former editor of the Casper Star-Tribune, the Riverton Ranger, the Uinta County Herald and the Branding Iron, Chad has extensive knowledge of the information business and of Wyoming. He has won numerous honors as a journalist and guided reporters to dozens of state and national awards. When he's not in the office, he enjoys cheering the Cowboys and Cowgirls, spending time with his family, studying Wyoming history, and exploring the great outdoors as a hunter and angler.


  • University of Wyoming, B.A. Journalism, 1988


  • Many Wyoming Press Association awards for writing, photography and editing.

  • WPA named the Casper Star-Tribune Wyoming's best daily newspaper five times during his seven years there.

  • WPA named the Riverton Ranger Wyoming's best daily newspaper in 1997 when he was editor there.

  • Two Lee Enterprises President's Awards, for news and innovation.

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1000 E. University Ave

Dept 3226, Bureau of Mines Room 137

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2929


1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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