Farkas Adds Economic Development Role at UW

16 Nov 2020

Steve Farkas, assistant dean in the University of Wyoming College of Business, is taking a new, additional role aimed at connecting the university with external partners in pursuit of projects to boost Wyoming’s economy.

Farkas has agreed to serve as assistant vice president for strategic partnerships in UW’s Office of Research and Economic Development. His service in this capacity will be in addition to his ongoing role in the College of Business, where he leads the college’s strategy and engagement initiatives. 

“I am thrilled that Steve Farkas is joining our economic development team,” says Ed Synakowski, vice president for research and economic development. “He has a keen understanding of the necessity of effective partnership between different sectors of the Wyoming economy and of these sectors with the university. And, he has proven success in this domain. His service will be backed by extensive, successful leadership of his own in the Wyoming business world. It will be a privilege to support Steve as he levers his experience and ability to bring business interests and the university together for the betterment of the state’s economy.”

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