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UW President Seidel decides to close ODEI

CHEYENNE — University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel recommended closing the university’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion on Friday, following a decision by the state Legislature to defund the office effective July 1.

Duties and personnel from the ODEI will be reassigned to other university entities, Seidel said, with the assistance of a new vice provost position in the Office of the Provost.

UW spokesman Chad Baldwin told the Wyoming Tribune Eagle the university doesn’t “anticipate any layoffs, but the ODEI staff positions have been eliminated.” The university has other open positio...

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