UW names finalists in presidential search

— February 22, 2013

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees on Friday released the names of four finalists for the job of UW president.

The finalists are:

— Douglas D. Baker, provost and executive vice president at the University of Idaho.

— Warwick M. Bayly, provost and executive vice president at Washington State University.

— Robert Sternberg, provost at Oklahoma State University.

— Kim Wilcox, former provost and executive vice president at Michigan State University.

The Board of Trustees plans to interview the candidates and choose a successor to Tom Buchanan, who is retiring this year as UW’s 23rd president.

Dustin Bleizeffer is a Report for America Corps member covering energy and climate at WyoFile. He has worked as a coal miner, an oilfield mechanic, and for 25 years as a statewide reporter and editor primarily...

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