As a part of the state’s efforts to confront a funding deficit brought on by the downturn in the energy industry, the 2017 Legislature established the Wyoming Government Spending and Efficiency Commission. One of its first actions was to request that all major agency heads report on their work to reduce spending and improve efficiency. University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols said in an email to the campus community that she, along with other UW administrators, gave a lengthy presentation to the commission detailing the university’s work over the past year to cut costs. Natrona County Representative Joe MacGuire serves on the commission. He said they were impressed by President Nichol’s efforts. “She came in as the new president in a budgetary...
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Wyoming Commission Applauds UW Efficiency Measures