University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity wrapped up his first legislative session last month and he calls it quite a learning experience. He joined Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck to review the session.
After hearing mixed public testimony, the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees have voted 9 to 3 to make Dick McGinity the full time President of the University until June 30th of 2016.
Trustee President Dave Bostrom says McGinity “has demonstrated his ability to lead the institution.” During the meeting Faculty and Staff representatives urged trustees to wait before removing McGinity’s interim tag. But many, like Dean of Libraries Maggie Farrell said it was time for U-W to move forward.
The University of Wyoming’s Board of Trustees is considering making Interim U-W President Dick McGinity the full time President. The Trustees held a public discussion on the issue Thursday and got plenty of advice.
Addressing a room full of people, Staff Senate President Jim Logue told the board that U-W staff would prefer to see the board conduct a formal search for a new president.
The acting President of the University of Wyoming says it’s time to put the past behind and move forward with plans to make the University even better.
In his first public appearance since the resignation of former President Bob Sternberg, Dick McGinity told the Laramie Rotary Club that the team that is currently leading the University will do good work and find specific ways to improve U-W. As he takes over the reins of the University McGinity remains optimistic.
Laramie Senator Phil Nicholas says he’s sad and disappointed to see Bob Sternberg depart from his position as President of the University of Wyoming so quickly. Sternberg resigned on Thursday after less than 5 months on the job.