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UW Names Alumni Association Executive Director Finalists

December 6, 2021

Finalists for the position of executive director of the University of Wyoming Alumni Association (UWAA) have been identified, and they are scheduled to participate in virtual public forums at UW starting today (Monday).

The candidates are Jack Tennant, director of annual giving at the UW Foundation; Brittany Wells, program director for statewide donor relations at Climb Wyoming; John Paradis, senior director of development at the University of Northern Colorado; and Joslyn McGriff, assistant executive director at the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors and AFA Foundation.

Tennant is scheduled to speak today (Dec. 6) from 1-2:15 p.m. The session will be hosted both in person at the Wyoming Union Center Ballroom and remotely via WyoCast at https://wyocast.uwyo.edu/WyoCast/Play/6d9e3abf09ed400d958da140650cbe151d and YouTube at https://youtu.be/bSR0cMxEYLM.

Wells is scheduled to speak Friday, Dec. 10, from 1-2:15 p.m. The session will be hosted both in person at the Wyoming Union Center Ballroom and remotely via WyoCast at https://wyocast.uwyo.edu/WyoCast/Play/e7d625ea83d745e98fe71cb6b6956e081d and YouTube at https://youtu.be/5Spj1BSgmw8.

Paradis is scheduled to speak Wednesday, Dec. 15, from 1-2:15 p.m. The session will be hosted both in person at the Wyoming Union Center Ballroom and remotely via WyoCast at https://wyocast.uwyo.edu/WyoCast/Play/1feae067c4884c22888dacaca1db545a1d and YouTube at https://youtu.be/qdGVGuDOmno.

McGriff is scheduled to speak Friday, Dec. 17, from 1-2:15 p.m. The session will be hosted both in person at the Wyoming Union Center Ballroom and remotely via WyoCast at https://wyocast.uwyo.edu/WyoCast/Play/74ec8ef7f93f45a080cf3e76155a31131d and YouTube at https://youtu.be/SMnNnGVpoiE.

UW is conducting the search for a successor to current Executive Director Keener Fry, who has filled the leadership role for more than 10 years. He is retiring and moving to Colorado Springs, Colo., to spend more time with family. Additional information about a departure celebration will be shared with campus soon.

A seven-member search committee is co-chaired by Vice President for Student Affairs Kim Chestnut and UWAA Board President Kermit Sweeny. Additional members are John Stark, UW Foundation senior vice president for development; Kyle Moore, vice provost for enrollment management; and UWAA board members Liz Rader Haigler, Joe Evers and Terry Moss.

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