The Board of Trustees of the University of Wyoming announces an international confidential search to identify a new leader to replace Dr. Thomas Buchanan, who has announced his plans to retire from the UW presidency effective the end of summer 2013.
Founded in 1886, the University of Wyoming is the only public university in Wyoming, providing baccalaureate, graduate, and professional education, research, and outreach. UW combines major-university benefits and small-school advantages, with more than 180 programs of study, an outstanding faculty, and world-class research and teaching facilities, all set against the backdrop of Wyoming’s rugged mountains and vast high plains. The main campus is in Laramie, approximately two hours north of Denver by car. The university also maintains the University of Wyoming/Casper College Center, 10 outreach education centers across Wyoming, and Extension centers in each of the state’s 23 counties and on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
UW enrolls more than 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students, employs over 3,000 benefitted faculty and staff members, and has an annual operating budget of $545 million. It is a Carnegie doctoral/research university with high research activity. The State of Wyoming invests strongly in higher education, both through direct support for UW and seven community colleges and through the permanently endowed Hathaway scholarship program for Wyoming high school graduates.
The President reports directly to the UW Board of Trustees, whose 12 voting members are appointed by the Governor. The President is the chief executive officer of the institution and is responsible to the Board for the effective leadership and management of the institution.
The Board is seeking outstanding candidates who possess vision, impeccable integrity, and exemplary leadership ability. The President must have an appreciation for an excellent faculty and high quality research and a profound commitment to educating students and preparing them for productive and successful lives. The best candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a high energy level, experience as a successful fundraiser, and an ability to work closely with an involved citizen legislature and governmental officials.
The next president will be a visionary leader who understands and appreciates the unique relationship UW has with the state of Wyoming, its residents, and its industries, as the state’s flagship and land-grant institution. The selected person will have a leading voice for higher education in the state and will have strategic knowledge of the role and mission of a dynamic land-grant university in the 21st century.
While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new president is selected, interested applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by November 30 to receive optimal consideration. Materials should be sent to:
Jan Greenwood or Betty Turner Asher
Greenwood/Asher & Associate, Inc.
42 Business Center Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Phone: (850) 650-2277 Fax: (850) 650-2272
The university embraces the principles of affirmative action and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of any race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or political belief. We encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups, including women and individuals of color.