After Forcing Rapid Change at U. of Wyoming, President Abruptly Resigns

President of U. of Wyoming Abruptly Resigns 1

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Robert J. Sternberg, shown during a meeting with Wyoming students last spring, presided over the institution for a tumultuous four months.

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AP Photo/Laramie Boomerang, Jeremy Martin

Robert J. Sternberg, shown during a meeting with Wyoming students last spring, presided over the institution for a tumultuous four months.

Change came with unusual speed at the University of Wyoming under Robert J. Sternberg, the institution's leader since July. And then, abruptly, change came to the president's office, too.

After just over four months on the job, Mr. Sternberg announced on Thursday that he would step down.

During Mr. Sternberg's short tenure at Wyoming, a provost, three associate provosts, and four deans resigned. The departures