Board of Trustees

University of Wyoming

Laura Schmid-Pizzato

Mailing Address:
930 “D” Street
Rock Springs, WY 82901

Shipping Address:
2300 Foothills Blvd.
Rock Springs, WY 82901

Phone: 307-389-8230


Spouse: Bret Pizzato

Appointed 2018; Reappointed 2023; term expires 2029; Unaffiliated

Bio: B.A., Spanish, University of Wyoming, 1989. M.S.W., Social Work, University of Utah, 1992. Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Academy of Accredited Social Workers. Recovery Services Manager, Southwest Counseling Service. Member of the University of Wyoming Alumni Association, and Cowboy Joe Club. Academic honors: Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1992; Phi Sigma Iota Honor Society, 1990-1992; James Garland Woolsey Award, 1992. Awards: National Association of Social Workers Outstanding Contribution Award to the Field of Social Work, 2015; Sweetwater County Woman of the Year Nominee, 2007; National Association of Social Workers Outstanding Social Worker of the Year, Wyoming Chapter, 1997; Business and Professional Women Young Careerist Award, Wyoming Chapter, 1995; Gold and Silver Congressional Awards, 1987 & 1989. Career: Southwest Counseling Service, Recovery Services Manager 2000-present, Youth and Family Services Manager 1998-2004, Outpatient Therapist 1992-1998; Western Wyoming Community College, Part-time Instructor, 1993-2011; Utah AIDS Foundation, Counselor, 1991. Community Involvement: Wyoming Congressional Award Council, 2004-present and President 2014-present; Wyoming State Mental Health Professions Licensing Board member, 1998-2013 and Chairperson, 2002-2012; Association of Social Work Boards Delegate, 1998-2012; Sweetwater School District #1 Foundation Board Member 2005-2017 and President 2011-2017; Cowboys Against Cancer Volunteer 2007-Present, YWCA Board Member, 1993-2000; Wyoming Children’s Society Board Member, 1996-2011; National Association of Social Workers, Wyoming Board member, 1991-1997. Schmid-Pizzato resides in Rock Springs, Wyoming with her husband Bret Pizzato and three children: Marianna, Giovanni, and Julianna.

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Board of Trustees

Department 3434

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4121

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