Mead praises pick for UW president

Jan 20, 2014

Gov. Matt Mead says he thinks Dick McGinity will be a good president for the University of Wyoming.

McGinity had been serving as interim president, after Bob Sternberg resigned last year. Last week, the UW Board of Trustees decided to appoint him as the new president, without conducting a search.

Speaking to the Wyoming Press Association on Friday, Mead said McGinity is a good pick.

β€œHe and I served together on the Wyoming Business Council,” Mead said. "I think he is a stellar guy. … He is humble; he is smart; he is going to provide great direction to UW.”

Mead also said he wants pay raises for UW faculty and staff.