Wyoming

Feb 26, 2013 6:59 PM by MTN News

University of Wyoming names new President

LARAMIE - The University of Wyoming has named a psychologist and scholar who currently serves as provost and senior vice president at Oklahoma State University as the 24th president of the University of Wyoming.

Robert J. Sternberg was offered a contract by a unanimous vote of the UW Board of Trustees Tuesday afternoon and he has accepted the position. He will take office July 1, succeeding retiring President Tom Buchanan.

"I'm thrilled to have this opportunity to come to Wyoming and help the university continue moving toward its goal of becoming even more widely recognized as one of the top land-grant institutions in the country," Sternberg says. "Of all the places in the country, Wyoming is the one where my wife and I most wanted to go."

"We believe Dr. Sternberg is a great fit for UW and Wyoming, and that he will build on the excellent leadership provided by President Buchanan," says Board of Trustees President Dave Bostrom."Collectively, we've agreed that this is the most important decision we will make during our tenure on the Board of Trustees, and every action we have taken has been made to ensure a successful outcome to this process."

The terms of Sternberg's contract are still being finalized, but it will be a three-year contract with an annual base salary of $425,000.

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