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Governor Talks Budget and UW’s New President

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1/17/2014

OFFICE OF GOVERNOR MATT MEAD
State Capitol
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Ph. (307) 777-7437

January 17, 2014

******FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE******

Contact:
Renny MacKay
Communications Director
renny.mackay@wyo.gov

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead spoke about the new University of Wyoming President and his budget proposal today. He also took questions from reporters.

Governor Mead was speaking at the Wyoming Press Association’s Winter Meeting. He said the University of Wyoming is moving in a positive direction and that will continue under the leadership of Dick McGinity. The UW Board of Trustees made McGinity President yesterday.

In Governor Mead’s budget he is proposing additional funding for salary increases for UW faculty and staff. This is aimed at retaining the most talented individuals to benefit students and research. Another proposal is to fund efforts to make the UW College of Engineering a Tier 1 institution.

Governor Mead spoke about his support for local governments in the budget. He then noted that his budget is nearly flat compared to two years ago and still there is an additional $200 million on the table for lawmakers’ to consider.

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