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.
The board voted Friday to preserve the right to appeal a judge’s ruling that the school must turn over records related to the end of former-president Laurie Nichols’ tenure.
A specialized law firm investigated the former UW President for the trustees in the weeks before she was unexpectedly was pushed out, an investigation by WyoFile and the Star-Tribune found.
WyoFile joined the Casper Star-Tribune, Laramie Boomerang and Wyoming Tribune-Eagle to petition a judge for documents denied by the University of Wyoming.
A closed-door meeting followed by a veiled vote and a jaw-dropping announcement of Nichols’ demotion fits the university governing body’s practice