Superintendent Balow’s Statement on New UW President Ed Seidel

CHEYENNE – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow said she enthusiastically supports Ed Seidel’s selection as the 28th president of the University of Wyoming – and looks forward to working with him. Balow’s statement:

“I am thrilled to work with incoming UW President Ed Seidel. He brings a passion for STEM, the Arts, athletics, and learning for all ages. I am particularly enthusiastic about his knowledge and passion for K-12 Computer Science education and Wyoming’s Boot Up initiative. He will add value to the commitment that all Wyoming graduates are well prepared for tomorrow’s world.”

Boot Up Wyoming 2022 is an initiative to implement computer science in all Wyoming schools.

“He’s raised millions of dollars to support innovation and had a great impact,” said Balow, who was a member of the UW interview team. “We look forward to benefiting from his leadership. Ed aims high and that will fit well in Wyoming and at the University of Wyoming.”

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