District court says UW needs to be more open about search for president

Jan 23, 2013

The Albany County District Court ruled today that the University of Wyoming must release records identifying the finalists for the job of UW President.

The law suit was filed by media organizations who argued for the release of information about finalists, but the university said that releasing such information could impede their chances of getting the best candidates. 

The UW Board of Trustees President, Dave Bostrom, says because of the ruling’s broad implication the university will consider an appeal to the Wyoming Supreme Court.