WPR News
1:39 pm
Fri March 18, 2005

Dubois Leaves To Take Job At The University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

Laramie, Wy – University of Wyoming President Phil Dubois has taken the job as the next Chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In an e-mail to faculty and staff, Dubois said that he leaves U-W with regret, but also with an enormous sense of satisfaction that it is the right time to go. He says he accomplished his goals and thinks the University is stronger and more dynamic then at any previous time in its history. Dubois will leave Laramie in June. U-W Trustee Vice President Taylor Haynes says when you consider the successes in fundraising and improving the campus; he might be a tough act to follow. But Haynes wants to thank Dubois for his tireless service.
Haynes says the trustees will need to meet to determine what interim steps to take. He says they will likely launch a national search to find a replacement. Speaker of the House Randall Luthi says he is disappointed to see Dubois go. But because of the recent advancements at the University, he thinks there will be a lot of interest in the job. Governor Dave Freduenthal praised what he called Dubois fund-raising prowess, his skills of persuasion and his sheer ability to get things done have been tremendous assets to the university.
"He will be missed, but I wish him and Lisa the best of luck as they pursue other opportunities. North Carolina is lucky to have them." Dubois has been at U-W since 1996.