University of Wyoming trustees Friday announced their choice of South Dakota State University administrator Laurie Nichols as the next UW president. Nichols is provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at SDSU.

Nichols’ three-year contract includes annual base salary of $350,000, a $48,000 housing allowance, $25,000 retention payment and $35,000 contribution to a retirement fund.

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Last year, the University of Wyoming hired Craig Bohl as their new head football coach and were able to pry him away from NDSU.