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Members of Search Committees to Meet with UW Faculty, Staff

November 12, 2012

University of Wyoming faculty and staff members have another opportunity to provide input regarding the desired qualifications and characteristics of UW’s next president.

Several members of the two presidential candidate screening committees will meet with UW employees from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the College of Business auditorium.

On Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, UW faculty, staff and students had the opportunity to provide input to Betty Asher and Lisa Hagen of Greenwood/Asher and Associates Inc., the consulting firm hired by the Board of Trustees to assist with the presidential search. Wednesday afternoon’s session is another chance to have a voice in the process.

The Board of Trustees has approved a three-tiered screening/selection process with broad-based representation on the two screening committees. Members include UW trustees and UW Foundation board members; faculty, staff and students; along with a state legislator, a community college president and representatives of several Wyoming industries.

The initial screening committee will review the credentials of all applicants for the positions. It plans to identify at least 12 candidates who warrant further consideration by about Dec. 10.

The list of at least 12 candidates then will be forwarded to a second screening committee, which is charged with narrowing the candidate pool to at least five finalists by about Jan. 24.

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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