Univ. of Wyoming Outreach School Eliminated
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming off-campus centers in Casper and elsewhere will remain open even though the university is eliminating its Outreach School.
The UW Board of Trustees voted last month to dismantle the Outreach School and distribute the organization's duties to other areas across the university as UW grapples with $42 million in cuts caused by reductions in state funding.
The Outreach School handles UW's distance education and oversees its partnerships with community colleges, like Casper College.
Officials say layoffs and cuts to operational funding are possible.
But Outreach School associate dean Jeff Edgens says no regional centers will be closed and no part of the Outreach School's functions should be eliminated.
Edgens says he doesn't think the change will be detrimental to enrollment.