UW officials hopeful despite post-budget cut roadblocks

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A recent study says the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has the capacity to add roughly 800 to 1,700 students in the coming years given current infrastructure and course-loads.

However, it also turned up a few bottlenecks standing between UW and its dreams of expansion. The bottlenecks are areas where demand outpaces or strains the university's current resources.

Some are the result of a $42 million budget reduction completed by UW during the most recent biennium.

Between fall 2016 and fall 2017, 86 faculty left the university, including 43 through separation incentives.

The UW Board of Trustees is scheduled to discuss the capacity study during its meeting Jan. 18.