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UW Seeks Public Input in Presidential Search at Casper, Laramie Meetings

October 29, 2012

Wyoming residents have an opportunity to share their thoughts about the desired qualifications and characteristics of UW’s next president.

A representative of Greenwood/Asher and Associates, the consulting firm assisting UW with the presidential search, is scheduled to receive input at public meetings in Casper and Laramie this week.

The first is from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Room 103 of the Physical Sciences Building at Casper College. Betty Asher, the consulting firm official, will be there to meet with members of the public as part of the process to create the presidential job profile.

Members of the public will have the same opportunity from 8-9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in Salon B of the Hilton Garden Inn and UW Conference Center in Laramie.

Asher also will be on campus to receive input from faculty, staff and students.

Greenwood/Asher and Associates has conducted successful presidential searches for institutions including the University of Florida, the University of Texas, Ohio State University, New Mexico State University and West Virginia University.

The firm will recruit candidates and accept applications for the job of UW president, which is being vacated by President Tom Buchanan at the end of summer 2013. It also will conduct background checks, check references and perform other duties associated with the search.

Once the firm has compiled a list of applicants, it will be presented to an initial screening committee to narrow the candidates to at least 12. That list will then be forwarded to a second screening committee, which is charged with trimming the candidate pool to at least five finalists by about Jan. 24.

The committees are composed of UW trustees, faculty, staff, students and alumni, along with a member of the UW Foundation Board, a state legislator, a community college president and representatives of several Wyoming industries.

The entire Board of Trustees will interview each finalist and then select the new president. The board plans to introduce the new president by Feb. 27.

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