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Originally published Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 3:29 PM

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Okla. St. provost selected new U of Wyo. president

Oklahoma State Provost Robert Sternberg has been named president of the University of Wyoming.

Associated Press

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. —

Oklahoma State Provost Robert Sternberg has been named president of the University of Wyoming.

The UW Board of Trustees unanimously decided on Sternberg on Tuesday.

Sternberg becomes the 24th president of Wyoming's only four-year public university. He will succeed Tom Buchanan, who is retiring.

The decision ends a search that was to be entirely secret until media outlets successfully sued to disclose the finalists' names. UW released the names last Friday and interviewed the four finalists over the weekend.

The other finalists were: Douglas D. Baker, provost and executive vice president at the University of Idaho; Warwick M. Bayly, provost and executive vice president at Washington State University; and Kim Wilcox, former provost and executive vice president at Michigan State University.

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