LARAMIE (WNE) – The University of Wyoming and the John P. Ellbogen Foundation have made history through the establishment of the university’s first endowed deanship in the College of Education. 

“The naming of this deanship, first and foremost, is about honoring the vision and intent of the foundation benefactor and his core values regarding the essential importance of quality teaching,” said Mary Ellbogen Garland, John Ellbogen’s daughter and the president of the foundation named for him. 

The John P. “Jack” Ellbogen Deanship for the College of Education is the most recent gift from the foundation to UW and was made possible through a long-standing relationship between the two institutions. 

The deanship for the College of Education will fund the initiatives of the appointed dean and help the college maintain present programs and fund future innovations. The appointed dean will carry this title throughout his or her tenure. 

“I’m excited and proud of this most recent gift from the Ellbogen Foundation, which has made it possible for the College of Education to have the first named deanship at the University of Wyoming,” said Interim Dean Leslie Rush. 

Funding provided for the deanship will be designated to attract prominent researchers and scholars.

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