LARAMIE — A judge is being asked to alter his previous ruling that the University of Wyoming must disclose the names of finalists in its search for a new president.
The attorney for UW and its Board of Trustees filed a motion Monday that, if granted, would allow UW to keep its presidential search secret.
Last week, the state Legislature passed a law that changes Wyoming’s open records and meetings law so that the selection of UW and state community college presidents can be closed to the public.
Several media outlets had filed a lawsuit challenging the decision by the UW trustees to hold a confidential search for a replacement for retiring President Tom Buchanan.
District Judge Jeffrey Donnell sided with the media, saying the finalist names should be made public.