Trustees consider UW budget

Laramie, Wyo. – The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is considering the school's budget for next year. Total spending would be just over 500 million dollars.

UW vice president for administration Doug Vinzant says this would be a slight increase from last year. He says most other universities around the country are cutting budgets and increasing tuition - in effect, students are paying more for less. "So you have students paying a much larger bill and not even getting the same level of either access to curriculum or services. So, we are very fortunate in Wyoming we are not going through anything like that kind of circumstance."

Vinzant says money from the Abandoned Mine Land fund and federal stimulus dollars allow UW to invest in things like the library and a super computer in Cheyenne. UW trustees will vote tomorrow on whether or not to approve the budget.