A judiciary committee bill would make personnel files of high-ranking, highly paid state employees public record. This includes investigations like that into former UW president Nichols.
In September 2019, the University of Wyoming investigated a top administrator. The process mirrored the inquiry that led to the ouster of former president Laurie Nichols
Lawmakers sponsoring the measures tied the proposal to the Laurie Nichols saga, the “poor optics” that came after and other controversies involving the UW board of trustees.
University hired private attorneys in attempt to block the release of records outlining the board of trustees’ investigation into Nichols.
Ex-trustees question the UW Board of Trustees’ decision not to give former president Laurie Nichols a chance to respond to allegations. The board chairman calls on Wyoming to move on.