WPR News
6:05 pm
Wed July 27, 2005

Consultant: Jackson Business School Faces Obstacles

Laramie, Wy – Consultants hired by the state to look into the idea of building an executive graduate school in Teton County have listed several problems with the plan.
They include a highly competitive market, no outside recognition for business education in Wyoming and the remoteness of Jackson Hole.
But consultant Ben Edwards says the school could work if Wyoming attracted high-level faculty or developed a prestigious summit or conference.
A steering committee made up of business and education leaders is studying whether such a school or related institute could be established in Teton County in partnership with the University of Wyoming. The committee must report back to a legislative oversight committee with a recommendation by October first. Lawmakers will then decide whether to proceed.
Despite the report committee members indicated they still supported the idea, saying a Wyoming school could find its own niche.