Office of the President

John D. Conley

President Conley

(January 1 - March 27, 1891)

John Conley was the Acting President of the University of Wyoming from January 1 - March 27, 1891. Conley was with the University of Wyoming from its founding, and you will find his fanciful cursive on the pages of the Minutes of the Board of Trustees leading up to his promotion to Acting President of the Univesity of Wyoming after a difference of opinion between ex-President Hoyt and the Board of Trustees led to Hoyt's removal by resolution. Conley was a professor in Geology and Physics, a member of the faculty throughout his career at the University of Wyoming, and is credited with creating the first campus museum in 1891. During his short tenure as president, the newly created College of Agriculture's Experiment Stations were established.


Predecessor: John Wesley Hoyt

Successor: Albinus A. Johnson

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Office of the President

206 Old Main

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4121

Fax: 307-766-4128


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