- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A constitutional initiative that would allow out-of-state residents to serve on the University of Wyoming board of trustees will be on the November ballot.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/ZbZyD3 ) the ballot initiative would allow the governor to appoint no more than two nonresidents to serve on the 13-member board as long as they have interest in and past involvement with the university.

Board president Dave Palmerlee says the board isn’t taking a position on the issue, but he supports the idea. Palmerlee says there are people who live outside of Wyoming who could bring substantial contributions to the board.

Republican Rep. Kermit Brown of Laramie sponsored the bill that placed the initiative on the ballot. He says it’s a mistake to ignore the potential contributions of UW graduates just because they don’t live in Wyoming.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com


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