POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — Northwest College President Paul Prestwich says a campus committee will study the issue of offering benefits for same-sex couples.

Prestwich made the announcement after Rachel Hanan, an assistant English professor, formally asked the president and an advisory council to consider the benefits issue.

The Northwest Trail reports (http://bit.ly/yU1Smn ) the President's Advisory Council discussed funding for such benefits and how to present a proposal to the school's board of trustees.

Hanan says the University of Wyoming recently implemented a benefits package for same-sex couples.