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Roles and Responsibilities of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees

In accordance with the laws of the State of Wyoming, the government of the University of Wyoming is vested in a Board of Trustees, appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate. The board consists of twelve members appointed to six-year, staggered terms. The Governor of the State of Wyoming, the President of the University, the Secretary of Education, and the President of the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming serve as ex-officio members of the board with no vote. This board constitutes a body corporate by the name of the "Trustees of the University of Wyoming" and is granted all of the powers necessary or convenient to accomplish the objects and perform the duties prescribed by law.

As ordinary citizens, the Trustees represent various interests of the public at large and, as such, are able to reflect to the University the immediate concerns of the citizens of the state, whom the University is dedicated to serve. In turn, the Trustees serve as vigorous advocates for the University and communicate to the people of Wyoming an understanding and appreciation of the current effectiveness of the programs and services provided and future needs of the University of Wyoming.

The Board of Trustees has the responsibility to approve and adopt the general policies governing the University of Wyoming and provide broad oversight for the fiduciary management, academic policies, and general welfare of the students of the University. The Board has delegated the institutional management and operations of the University to the President and, through the President, to appropriate campus administrators. These university personnel are held accountable by the Trustees for developing sound administrative and operational policies and implementing them in a legal and moral fashion.



University of Wyoming Mission Statement (July 2017)

We honor our heritage as the state’s flagship and land-grant university by providing accessible and affordable higher education of the highest quality; rigorous scholarship; the communication and application of knowledge; economic and community development; and responsible stewardship of our cultural, historical and natural resources.

In the exercise of our primary mission to promote learning, we seek to provide academic and co-curricular opportunities that will:

  • Graduate students who have experienced the frontiers of scholarship and creative activity and who are prepared for the complexities of an interdependent world;
  • Cultivate a community of learning energized by collaborative work among students, faculty, staff and external partners.
  • Nurture an environment that values and manifests diversity, internationalization, free expression, academic freedom, personal integrity and mutual respect; and
  • Promote opportunities for personal health and growth, physical health, athletic competition and leadership development for all members of the university community.

As Wyoming’s only public university, we are committed to scholarship, outreach and service that extend our human talent and technological capacity to serve the people in our communities, our state, the nation and the world.

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