CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols will step down and take a faculty job when her contract expires June 30.
Nichols was provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at South Dakota State University from 2009-2016.
UW officials announced the change Monday. Nichols says in a press release she is proud of enrollment growth, new degree programs and other accomplishments during her three years at Wyoming’s only four-year, public university.
Neither Nichols nor the university offered reasons why she was stepping down.
Nichols was the first woman to hold the job and the fourth UW president in a five-year period. Her base salary was $350,000 a year.
University trustees in 2018 refused to release an evaluation of Nichols to the public, saying the document was confidential by law.