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UW Vice President for Student Affairs Candidate Withdraws

April 21, 2017

One of the finalists for the position of vice president for student affairs at the University of Wyoming has withdrawn from consideration, meaning the first campus visit by a candidate will be Thursday and Friday, April 27-28.

Lori McDonald, dean of students at the University of Utah, had been scheduled to visit UW April 24-25. That is no longer the case.

The remaining candidates are Tim Alvarez, vice president for student affairs at North Dakota State University; Sean Blackburn, UW’s current associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students; and Bill Schafer, most recently the vice president for student life at West Virginia University.

As part of a two-day interview, each candidate is scheduled to give a public presentation. Alvarez’s visit to UW for interviews will be April 27-28; Blackburn, May 1-2; and Schafer, May 4-5. The times and locations of their public presentations will be announced later.

The vice president for student affairs oversees UW units focused on student life, including Residence Life and Dining Services, the Dean of Students Office, Campus Recreation, Student Health Service, the University Counseling Center and the Wyoming Union.

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