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March 18, 2022

WY LEGISLATURE PASSES FUNDING FOR CENTRAL WYOMING COLLEGE’S JACKSON CAMPUS

Jackson, WY—Central Wyoming College (CWC) is pleased to announce that the capital construction bill (SEA 0019) was signed by Governor Mark Gordon last Wednesday, March 10. This legislation provides funding for the much-needed Jackson Outreach Campus in the amount of $10.3 million from the state of Wyoming. The bill also states that $12.4 million would be provided instead should the project qualify for federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars.

"For over 45 years, we have been providing Teton County with an outreach campus that supports the community’s needs and goals," says Dr. Brad Tyndall, President, Central Wyoming College. “This funding from the Legislature allows us to move forward towards a dedicated campus in Jackson to provide stability and potential for more programming. As a result, we are well-positioned to continue to deliver exceptional education opportunities while staying nimble to what Teton County needs.”

CWC's Jackson campus will provide degrees, certifications, programs, and continuing education classes critical to support Teton County. As of Fall 2021, two new Bachelor of Science degree options are part of CWC’s offerings: organizational management and leadership and early childhood development.

“We are thrilled with the support from the Wyoming Legislature and Governor Gordon in providing essential funding for the Jackson campus," says Amy Madera, CWC Director of Culinary Arts and Hotel and Restaurant Management. “This future state-of-the-art facility will increase our level of instruction by leaps and bounds and will help enrich our student’s experience.”

Investing in CWC’s Teton County campus means our town and county will have the ability to tailor education programs and degrees based on local demand. Adapting to changing educational needs will ensure that CWC’s Jackson campus thrives and supports the broader community. ”

Philip Winder, CWC-Jackson’s President’s Council chair and CEO of Polygon Investment Management.

With a mission to transform lives and strengthen communities through learning, leadership and connection, Central Wyoming College offers two bachelor's degrees, 58 associate degrees and 10 certificates. The college includes a main campus in Riverton, an outreach center and the Alpine Science Institute in Lander, as well as outreach centers in Jackson and Dubois. Central Wyoming College is a designated Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institution (NASNTI) and serves the largest American Indian student population in Wyoming.