In a statement released today, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow said that she supports Ed Seidel’s selection as the 28th president of the University of Wyoming. She is also looking forward to working with him.

In her statement, she said that "I am thrilled to work with incoming UW President Ed Seidel. He brings a passion for STEM, the Arts, athletics, and learning for all ages."

She also stated that she was particularly excited about "his knowledge  and passion for K-12 Computer Science education and Wyoming’s Boot Up initiative."

Boot Up Wyoming 2022 is an initiative to implement computer science in all Wyoming schools.

Balow, who was a member of the UW interview team, finished her statement by saying “We look forward to benefiting from his leadership. Ed aims high and that will fit well in Wyoming and at the University of Wyoming.”