University of Wyoming announces Edward Seidel as next president

Edward Seidel, who touted economic development and the university’s role in enhancing the state’s economic well-being, has been unanimously selected to be the 28th president of the University of Wyoming.

Currently the vice president for economic development and innovation for the University of Illinois System, Seidel was one of three finalists for the position. The school announced its choice Wednesday morning after a meeting by the board of trustees that ended a six-month search for the school’s next chief executive.