Board of Trustees

University of Wyoming

Michelle Sullivan

Mailing Address:
122 Upper Road
Sheridan, WY 82801-6302

Phone: (307) 752-1637


Spouse: Brian Kuehl

Appointed 2015; reappointed 2021; term expires 2027; Democrat

Secretary of the Board (2020).


Director, Wyoming Afterschool Alliance – a Priority Fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation; Principal, Sullivan & Associates; Founder, Center for Inspired Learning Environments. B.A. Fine Arts, Colorado College 1986; Honorary Doctorate, Human Studies, Colorado College, 1994; Loeb Fellowship in Advanced Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University 1995; Kellogg National Fellowship 1995-1999; M.A., Mind, Brain & Education, Harvard University 2011. Founder and Executive Director, Snake River Institute (1988-1994); Project Coordinator, The Greater Yellowstone (1995-1997); Senior Policy Associate, The Aspen Institute (1997-2009); Vice President & Wyoming Director, Daniels Fund (2000-2004); Appointed Member, State Board of Education (2003-2009); Trustee, Homer S. & Mildred A. Scott Foundation (2003-Present); President, Ucross Foundation (2004-2006); Advisory Board Member, Whitney Western Art Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West (2006-Present); At-Large Member, Sheridan Economic Development Authority (2007-2010); Trustee, Foundation for Community Vitality (2008-Present); State Director, Obama for America (2009); Panelist, National Endowment for the Arts (2009); Principal Organizer of Building Community Across Difference (2009-2010); Commissioner, Wyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources Commission (2012-2015); Teaching Fellow, Harvard University Graduate School of Education (2013 – 2021); Principal Organizer of Building Communities Where Children & Families Thrive: The Science of Early Childhood (2013 – 2015); International Board of Advisors, University of Wyoming (2014-2015). She has published the following publications: “Community in the New West: Commons or Balkans?”; “Education Reform: The Role of Community and Clear Vision: The Changing Landscape of Education Reform Government Officials on Identifying School Needs, Navigating ‘No Child Left Behind.’” Michelle is married to Brian Kuehl and has three children: Patrick, Maggie, and Catie.

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Phone: 307-766-4121

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