University of Wyoming trustees are planning to have a new president for the state’s only public, four-year university hired in about eight months.
Trustees on Monday approved a general plan for finding and hiring a new president.
Trustee John MacPherson characterized the timeline as “semi-aggressive.”
Trustees are looking for UW’s third new president in as many years.
President Dick McGinity is leaving after being appointed to the job in January 2014. He replaced Bob Sternberg, who resigned in November 2014 after less than five months on the job.
The search for a new president will be done out of the public eye at the outset. It will become public next January when three to five finalists are selected and brought to campus for interviews and public meetings.