University of Wyoming trustee resigns, citing health issues

Larry Gubbels
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Laramie, Wyo. - Larry Gubbels, of Douglas, has resigned from the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees.

In his resignation letter, Gubbels cited health issues for his decision, saying he was not physically able to sustain the board's all-day meetings.

“I deeply regret having to make this decision,” Gubbels wrote in his letter of resignation. “I find that, in my heart and head, I am still able to serve, but my physical body is not able to sustain all-day meetings. I will continue my support and care deeply for the University of Wyoming.”

A retired auto dealership owner, Gubbels was appointed to the UW board by Gov. Matt Mead in 2013. His term was to have run through Feb. 28, 2019.

"I was sorry to receive Larry's resignation,” the governor says. “He has deep roots in Converse County and brought a businessman's perspective to his work on the Board of Trustees. He served with a strong sense of commitment to UW and the state of Wyoming. I thank him for his service."

The 12 UW trustees are appointed by the governor, with the consent of the Wyoming Senate.