UW president snags raise

Laramie, Wyo. – The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has given UW president Tom Buchanan a 50-thousand dollar raise.

His base salary will be $350,000, effective July 1. UW trustee Dick Davis says Buchanan has strengthened the university academically and built relationships inside the institution and with the outside, including the governor's office and the legislature.

He added that there have been generous private gifts during his tenure that have raised UW's profile around the world. Buchanan says that he's looking forward to continuing the work.

His current contract expires in June of 2011.