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Presidential Fellows Program

This program is designed to stimulate and facilitate projects by faculty members to help realize institutional goals. The faculty selected by the president as Fellows will work in close collaboration with the Office of the President and other university offices to develop projects that enhance the academic, research, economic development and civic engagement missions of the university. As a part of the program, Fellows will become familiar with institution-wide academic initiatives, strategic planning, budget issues and broader challenges in higher education. In addition, Fellows will make direct contributions to the University of Wyoming by taking on special projects and providing guidance on various topics that align with their own academic and research interests. As part of this experience, Fellows may be asked to participate in a range of service and learning opportunities, including serving as a member of the President’s Cabinet.

Program Goals

The Fellowship program has several overarching goals:
  • To further the University of Wyoming's mission by providing leadership on critical strategic initiatives and projects such as:
    • Science Inititative
    • Tier 1 Engineering
    • Trustees Education Inititative
    • Ag Innovation
  • To further the three inititiatives that are central to the Wyoming Innovation Partnership 
    • Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI)
    • Wyoming Outdoor Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality Center (WORTH)
    • School of Computing (SoC)
  • To provide faculty members with expansive leadership and development opportunities.
  • To provide the president, executive vice president and senior leadership with faculty perspectives on a broad range of issues.
  • To help coordinate and convey messaging on behalf of senior leadership to faculty and the campus community.

Fellowship Opportunities

Fellowship opportunities will align with goals that will be developed during Strategic Planning 2022+  as we participate in a campus-wide effort to envision UW's future, identify challenges in the way, celebrate the potential and successes we already have, and then weave that all into a real action plan we can all work toward. Keeping in mind the high-aspiration goals outlined under four strategic pillars based on becoming more:
  • Digital
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Inclusive


Presidential Fellows will be expected to work in collaboration with the president, executive vice president and other university colleagues. Fellows will be expected to develop strong working relationships within the community and with potential external stakeholders and other educational institutions and associations.


To be considered, prospective Fellows must:
  • Be a full-time faculty member at the University of Wyoming. Prior leadership experience is preferred, but not required.
  • Have a proven track record of scholarly activities.
  • Have a record of team building between various constituencies and the larger community and a commitment to shared governance.
  • Have an understanding of contemporary public higher education.


If you have questions please contact the Office of the President at or by calling (307) 766-4187.

Length of Appointment and Conditions

The precise terms and conditions of the Fellowship will be negotiated individually with the Fellow’s and their department.

The Presidential Fellowship is funded by the Office of the President. The time commitment can vary from four to 20 hours per week depending on the nature of each project. The length of the Presidential Fellowship appointments may be a full academic year, full calendar year, or other 12-month period based on the particular project. An extension of up to one year may be possible, as projects warrant.

Nomination process

Please click this link to nominate yourself someone else.  Faculty Fellow Nomination Form
Deadline for nominations to be received is June 1, 2022
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