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UWYO Magazine|January 2014 | Vol. 15 No. 2


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UW Aims to Hire More Veterans and People with Disabilities

“We take our hiring statement seriously, including the emphasis on equal opportunity,” explains Mandy Watson, recruitment supervisor for UW’s human resources office.

“That vision for diversity in the workforce has always included veterans and people with disabilities as well as the other groups who are underrepresented.” However, the university is now upping its efforts to recruit veterans and people with disabilities. This will include dedicated outreach and training for faculty and staff involved in hiring.

“UW’s commitment to this effort will be a continuing process  of gathering resources for outreach, training and implementing best practices,” Watson says. “Diversity is such an important piece to UW, as it expands the quality of services and the experiences we can provide to our community by enriching our workforce.”

Vietnam Veteran Richard McGinity

One of the University of Wyoming’s most esteemed positions is held by a veteran. On Dec. 6, Dick McGinity was named interim president of UW. McGinity served five years as a naval aviator, including three deployments in Vietnam. We asked him about UW’s efforts to hire more veterans and provide services to student veterans. Read more.

The Veterans of UW

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave,” wrote journalist Elmer Davis (1890-1958). There is no doubt we owe our veterans a debt of gratitude for their service. In order to better meet the needs of these heroes at home, the University of Wyoming offers programs and services to support the hundreds of veterans attending school and working at UW. Read more.

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