Ed Seidel is the 28th President of the University of Wyoming, a role he began on July
1, 2020. He is a distinguished academic known internationally for scientific excellence,
bold vision and dynamic and collegial leadership with a track record of advancing
scientific research, technology development and economic progress at the university,
state, and national levels. Ed has leveraged that experience to provide steady leadership
during the Covid-19 pandemic, and a vision for excellence moving UW forward. His
vision for institutional excellence includes programs designed to enhance student
success, broaden UW’s service to the state, and ensure the long-term financial stability
of UW. Learn more about President Seidel.
Beginning in fiscal year 2023, the President’s office will reserve funds annually to provide startup awards to recruit leading faculty to the University of Wyoming. These faculty will be recognized in that year as the President’s Distinguished Faculty. Please visit the eligibility page to learn more.
The UW Research Excellence Fund is designed to provide current faculty with financial support to conduct research and scholarly activities in line
with areas of strategic importance to UW, as determined by multiple factors including input by UW faculty, the UW Board of Trustees, and emerging topics of national importance. Please visit the announcement page for more information.
On November 8, 2022 President Seidel formed the Freedom of Expression, Intellectual Freedom and Constructive Dialogue Working Group
-- composed of faculty, staff and students and informed by interactions with external
constituents. The group was formally charged a month later, chaired by Martha McCaughey
and Nevin Aiken; it worked through spring 2023, releasing a report June 7, 2023 with many recommendations that were then subject to a public comment
period. We are now moving forward to implement a number of its recommendations. Please
visit the Freedom of Expression webpage to learn more.
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