The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on its six annual meetings and a handful of other events, but a new budget proposal could decrease those costs.

About $302,000 was spent on trustee activity in fiscal year 2015, mostly for travel, catering and lodging. The trustees approved a budget of $229,000 for FY 2017.

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$5K a month for catering? That is absolutely ludicrous. Use of an aircraft? "There could be some tigtening..."??? Have they lost their minds? The good old boys club is about to be disbanded due to lack of funds. Is it any wonder why the state is $0.5B in debt?


There is no reason why the Trustees can't hold videoconference meetings and eliminate 75 % of their get togethers.
Take the glamour out of being a Trustee and the costs come down dramatically.

Matthew Brammer

The only problem I see there is that some of the trustees live in areas that don't exactly have the highest quality internet or data connections. Video streaming is taxing on bandwidth; might create more problems. But it is definitely an option worth exploring.

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