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UW Trustees Approve Personnel Items

May 11, 2009

University of Wyoming trustees approved the following personnel items during their meeting Friday, May 8.

Administrative Appointments:

Kathleen Miller as internal auditor. Miller received a B.S. (1986) in finance and an MBA (1987) from the University of Utah and worked for 19 years as the director of internal audit at Weber State University.

Douglas H. Vinzant as vice president for administration. He received a B.S. (1980) in political science from Mississippi College and an M.P.A. (1982) and a D.P.A. (1994) from the University of Southern California. He has more than 23 years of financial and infrastructure management and strategic planning experience in higher education and has served in positions at universities including Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, Arizona State University and the University of Illinois.

Faculty Appointments:

Benjamin M. Goldman as American Heritage Center assistant archivist. Goldman received a B.A. (1998) in English from Arizona State University and has been an archival intern at Syracuse University since January 2009.

Kenneth W. Sims as associate professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics. He received a B.A. (1986) in geology from Colorado College, an M.Sc. (1989) in geology from the University of New Mexico and a Ph.D. (1995) from the University of California, Berkeley. He has been an associate scientist with tenure in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Samara Madrid as assistant professor in the Department of Elementary & Early Childhood Education. Madrid received a B.A. (1998) in psychology from the University of Hawaii at Hilo, an M.A. (2000) in psychology from San Jose State University and a Ph.D. (2007) in early childhood education from Ohio State University. Madrid has been an administrative/research associate at Ohio State University since 2005.

Patrick Yost as clinical assistant professor with the Cheyenne Family Practice Residency Program. Yost received a B.S. (1994) in zoology from the University of Wyoming and an M.D. (1999) from Creighton University School of Medicine.

Academic Professional Appointments:

Jennifer Jacobsen as assistant extension educator with the Cooperative Extension Service. Jacobsen received a B.A. (1999) in dietetics from St. John's University. She has been a bilingual project coordinator with the Cent$ible Nutrition Program since 2008.

Other personnel actions taken by the trustees, including tenure and promotion, can be found here. Click on: Addendum Personnel Section under the May 6-8 meeting date.


Posted on Monday, May 11, 2009

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