UW President to visit Jackson Hole and Star Valley

(Afton, Wyo.) - Residents of Lincoln and Teton counties will have an opportunity to meet new University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols during public events Wednesday, June 29, in Afton and Jackson. A public reception is scheduled 8-9:15 a.m. at the Afton Civic Center, 150 S. Washington St. Later that day, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., another public reception will take place in the Lodge Room in the Snow King Events Center, 100 E. Snow King Ave. in Jackson. Light refreshments will be served at the events, hosted by the UW Alumni Association and others. The public events are part of a trip for the UW president to Lincoln and Teton counties that will include meetings with community leaders, legislators and media representatives. During her first months in office, Nichols is spending a day or two of each week traveling around the state to meet with citizens, community college and public school leaders, legislators, alumni, media and others. “I’m having a wonderful time getting around the state to meet with people and hear their thoughts and expectations for Wyoming’s university,” says Nichols, who began her duties as president May 16. “This is a crucial time for the state and UW, and input from the public is important to make sure the university fulfills its land-grant mission of education, research and service to the entire state.” *Feature Photo: Laurie Nichols. h/t UW / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news #whatshappening