College board extends McFarland's deal a year; she's on through 2016

Nov 24, 2013 By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer

The board will set the president's salary this spring while developing the CWC budget for the coming fiscal year.

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has voted to extend CWC president Dr. Jo Anne McFarland's contract for another year.

McFarland is the sole employee who is hired by and reports directly to the CWC board.

Her current contract expires June 30, 2015, but on Wednesday the board modified the agreement to cover McFarland's employment through June 30, 2016.

She has worked at the school since 1974 and has been president since 1989. She is Wyoming's longest-tenured college president by far.

The board discussed McFarland's contract during an executive session before Wednesday's meeting.

During the public portion of the meeting, board member Colton Crane expressed his appreciation for McFarland's years of service.

"I don't think anybody's silly enough to think President McFarland will work forever, though it'd be nice if she did," Crane said.

"I think renewing her contract shows a vote of support. As a board member, I support her while she's doing the job she's doing. Whether she decides to work for 10 or three more years, I want her to know (that)."

The terms and conditions of McFarland's contract, including information about her compensation, will be presented by the board to the president at an executive session no later than March.

The board will set McFarland's salary this spring while developing the CWC budget for the coming fiscal year.

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