The University Of Wyoming Board Of Trustees is considering a variety of proposed tuition raises in order to retain faculty members. On Friday the board is expected to vote on two proposals. The first would increase tuition by five percent for academic year 2016. The second would allow the board to increase tuition by four percent every year for four years.
UW’s Vice President for Administration Bill Mai says the university has lost key members of its faculty in recent years due to financial concerns and has had to move money from other areas to retain current faculty.
"There have been some key faculty members who have departed the university and identified compensation as the primary driver," says Mai. "I will also tell you this, funds have been identified from what I would call non-traditional sources to ensure that some of the university’s key faculty members didn’t accept a job."
Mai also says I.T, libraries and academic support are low on funds, and would benefit from the tuition increases.