Univ. of Wyoming Faculty Call for More Board Diversity
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Faculty members at the University of Wyoming are calling for more diversity on the school's board of trustees.
The university's Faculty Senate unanimously passed a resolution last week asking Gov. Matt Mead to recognize the need for more diversity on the board. In 2014, it passed a measure calling for parity of men and women on the board.
Faculty Senate Secretary Donal O'Toole says there are only two women on the 12-member board.
Mead recently declined to reappoint Democrat Mike Massie and named four men — three Republicans and one independent — to the board.
The next trustees aren't scheduled to be appointed until after he leaves office but political science professor Maggi Murdock says the faculty still wanted to make a statement on the issue.