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UW President to Visit Thermopolis April 11

March 31, 2017
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UW President Laurie Nichols

University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols will meet with local residents Tuesday, April 11, from 7:15-9 a.m. at the Hot Springs County Museum and Cultural Center, located at 700 Broadway St. in Thermopolis.

The reception takes place in the center’s meeting room, located on the second floor. Complimentary coffee, juice and donuts will be available. The UW Alumni Association invites all UW alumni and friends to the reception. No RSVPs are needed to attend the free public event.

During her first year in office, Nichols has traveled around the state to meet with citizens, community college and public school leaders, legislators, alumni, media and others.

“I am enjoying getting around the state to meet with people and hear their thoughts and expectations for Wyoming’s university,” says Nichols, who began her duties as UW’s 26th president last May. “This is a crucial time for the state and UW, and input from the public is important to make sure the university fulfills its land-grant mission of education, research and service to the entire state.”

Nichols came to UW from South Dakota State University, where she served as provost and executive vice president from 2009 to 2016. Before that, she was dean of the SDSU College of Education and Human Sciences from 1994 to 2008. She began her career in higher education as a member of the faculty of the University of Idaho from 1988 to 1994.

Nichols was born and raised in South Dakota. A first-generation college graduate, she received a bachelor’s degree in education from South Dakota State in 1978. She then earned a master’s degree in vocational and adult education from Colorado State University in 1984 and a Ph.D. in family and consumer sciences education from Ohio State University in 1988.

For more information about the Thermopolis event, call the UW Alumni Association at (307) 766-4166.

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