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University Studies Program

USP Committee Members


Members of the University Studies Committee will include one tenured or tenure-track faculty member from each of the undergraduate colleges, and from the Libraries and University services unit, with the exception that the College of Arts and Sciences shall have two representatives. Also included is a student designated by the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming Senate who shall be a member with a vote. The President, Vice President for Academic Affairs, a representative from Student Affairs, the Academic Planning Committee, the Deans' Council, Academic Advising, and the Wyoming Community Colleges shall be ex officio members without a vote.


Name Department College Term Expires (Spring) Phone
Treva Sprout Ahrenholtz Family and Consumer Sciences Agriculture and Natural Resources 2017 5355
Narina Nunez Psychology Arts and Sciences 2018 6718
Rudiger Michalak
- Chair
Physics & Astronomy Arts and Sciences 2019 4303
Penne Ainsworth Accounting Business 2018 3167
Kim Gustafson School of Teacher Education Education 2019 4006
Steve Barrett Dean's Office Engineering and Applied Science 2019 (R) 6181
Michelle Jarman WIND Health Sciences 2020 5060
Kaijsa Calkins Coe Library Libraries 2018 (R) 6553
John Waggener American Heritage Center American Heritage Center 2019 (R) 2563
Vacant Student ASUW


(R)=replacing another's term

(2)=second consecutive term


Ex Officio Members


Name Department Represents

Term Expires (Spring)



Wyoming Community Colleges
Jo Chytka Advising & Career Services/ Registrar Academic Advising/Student Affairs 2398
Anne Alexander Academic Affairs University Studies Coordinator 4286

Jake Hayden

Academic Affairs Academic Affairs 4907
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