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Miller Retires as UW General Counsel; Evans Receives Interim Appointment

August 9, 2016

With University of Wyoming Vice President and General Counsel Rick Miller returning to retirement, President Laurie Nichols has appointed Deputy General Counsel Tara Evans as interim general counsel.

“Rick has served the university well for many years, and we wish him the very best in his retirement,” Nichols says. “I have great confidence that Tara will provide strong leadership for our legal office until we are able to complete a search for a successor.”

Miller, who returned to the university in 2013 as vice president and general counsel after retiring as vice president for government, community and legal affairs in 2010, is completing a lengthy UW career. He previously served as director of the Wyoming Legislative Service Office, on the staff of former Gov. Mike Sullivan and as a U.S. Air Force judge advocate.

Miller will be available to provide advice to the legal office and to assist in the transition through the fall.

Evans has been with the university since 2008, when she began working as a special assistant to the president. The UW alumna, with a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology and a law degree, also worked as an assistant attorney general for the state of Wyoming.

Nichols says she intends for Evans to serve as interim general counsel for the remainder of the current fiscal year, at which time a determination will be made regarding a search.

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