UW Trustees Move Forward On President Seidel’s Evaluation

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has reviewed input from UW faculty, staff, students and external stakeholders as it evaluates the performance of President Ed Seidel.

The feedback was in response to a survey conducted earlier this semester.

The president’s initial three-year contract, which began July 1, 2020, called for the comprehensive evaluation to take place near the end of 2021. The board voted in November 2021 to amend the contract to instead conduct the review in fall 2022, as a result of highly unusual conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In accordance with the state’s open meetings law, the trustees have discussed the survey results and the president’s performance with him in executive session — addressing strengths, accomplishments and areas for improvement. The board and the president are committed to addressing the input from the various stakeholders. The board looks forward to the president continuing to lead the university in its mission of education, research and service to Wyoming.

A public vote on an extension of Seidel’s contract is expected in an upcoming board meeting in 2023.