Betty Fear named to UW Board of Trustees
Former educator, county commissioner and business owner from Big Piney
by Governor Freudenthal’s office
August 10, 2007
A former educator, county commissioner and small business owner from Big Piney has been named to the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees.
Gov. Dave Freudenthal named Betty Fear to the board to succeed Peggy Rounds, whose recent move to Laramie made her no longer eligible to represent District 3 which includes Uinta County, Sublette County and Teton County.
“I’m extremely pleased that someone with Betty’s background in education and her knowledge of a wide array of topics has agreed to serve on the board,” Freudenthal said. “Her business experience, coupled with her time as a member of the State Board of Education, will allow her to bring a valuable perspective to the board.”
Fear’s appointment marks the first time since 1991 that a resident of Sublette County will serve on the UW Board of Trustees.
In her career, Fear has worked as a teacher, served on the local school board and the State Board of Education, was elected to be a justice of the peace and served two terms as a Sublette County Commissioner.
Fear currently serves as the chairwoman of the Sublette Community Partners, an organization comprised of town officials, industry representatives, Sublette County officials and the UW Cooperative Extension that addresses the impacts of energy development on the area.
“I’m honored that I was chosen by the governor to do this,” Fear said. “Education has been something that I have always been very interested in, so this fits right in.”
Fear’s term runs until March 1, 2009.