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UW to hold town hall on plan to restructure, eliminate some departments

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CASPER, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming will host a virtual town hall meeting Tuesday, August 24 to discuss academic program reorganization and other topics of importance, the university said Monday.

UW announced this summer it was pursuing a transformation of its academic programs to “adjust to economic shifts and respond to a changing higher-education landscape.”

This would include consolidating, moving, or eliminating some programs with low enrollment with the aim of saving about $13 million in annual expenditures. It would eliminate as many as 75 faculty and staff positions, including up to 10 department heads.

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UW community will hear from President Ed Seidel and Provost and Executive Vice President Kevin Carman. Senior Vice Provost Tami Benham-Deal, Associate Vice President for Human Resources Tom Koczara and others in UW’s administration will be available to answer questions.

The meeting will be held Wednesday from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

The session may be viewed live or recorded. Those wishing to submit questions or provide feedback may do so ahead of time by emailing townhall@uwyo.edu.

More information on the proposal and answers to frequently asked questions can be viewed on the university website here.