Trustees to Make Counter-Offer for Sale of Spear-O

College district trustees voted to make a counter-offer on the Spear-O Wigwam property the district is seeking to sell. (Photo by Pat Blair)
College district trustees voted to make a counter-offer on the Spear-O Wigwam property the district is seeking to sell. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Following an executive session, trustees of the Northern Wyoming Community College District voted Wednesday night to make a counter-offer for the sale of the Spear-O Wigwam.

Dr. Walt Tribley, the college district president, said work with the potential buyers is still confidential. But he could elaborate a little on the trustees' action.

Norleen Healy, who chairs the board of trustees, said the district bought the Spear-O in 2011 and has done a great deal of renovation since then.

She said the district was hoping to use the property for classes. But, she said, that didn't work out as well as the district had hoped.

In other action Wednesday, trustees appointed Jenny Tribley and Christina Schmidt to serve on the board of the Center for a Vital Community.

Dr. Leah Barrett, who's the district's vice president for student affairs, announced that the district last year had the largest total number of students served by a Wyoming community college or college district, with just under 6,400 students enrolled at Sheridan and Gillette colleges and the Johnson County campus.

Barrett said nearly 780 degrees and certificates were awarded last year.

This year, the district's colleges started their fall semesters with nearly 200 more students than were enrolled at the same time last year.

College District President Dr. Walt Tribley, at left. (Photo by Pat Blair)
College District President Dr. Walt Tribley, at left. (Photo by Pat Blair)
SheridanWyoming.com

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