UW Trustees Elect Brown as Board Chairman

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Kermit Brown will assume the office of chairman of the UW Board of Trustees May 1.

Laramie attorney Kermit Brown was elected Thursday as chairman of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees, effective May 1.

Brown, who has served as the board’s vice chairman since 2020, will take the gavel from John McKinley, of Cheyenne.

Brown was first appointed as a trustee by Gov. Matt Mead in 2017 and reappointed by Gov. Mark Gordon in 2023.

Also Thursday, Michelle Sullivan, of Laramie, was elected vice chairman; Laura Schmid-Pizzato, of Rock Springs, was elected treasurer; and Brad Bonner, of Cody, was elected secretary.

Appointed by the governor with consent of the Wyoming State Senate, the UW Board of Trustees consists of 12 members appointed to six-year, staggered terms. As the institution’s governing body, the trustees have a broad range of responsibilities, including major policy, governance and budgetary matters affecting the university.

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