New President's Pace of Change Rocks U. of Wyoming

A wave of resignations prompts faculty dismay: 'All around us, we see these people falling'

New President's Pace of Change Rocks U. of Wyoming 1

Leah Millis, Casper Star-Tribune

Robert J. Sternberg has been president since July. Since then, a provost, three associate provosts, and four deans have resigned.

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Leah Millis, Casper Star-Tribune

Robert J. Sternberg has been president since July. Since then, a provost, three associate provosts, and four deans have resigned.

When a new president comes to a campus, some change is expected. But at the University of Wyoming, change has come widely and with unusual speed.

In the four months since Robert J. Sternberg assumed the presidency, a provost, three associate provosts, and four deans have resigned. The turnover has unsettled many professors on the campus and has led at least one to call for the president's dismissal.

Among those who have left are Myron B. Allen, the provost, whom Mr. Sternberg