U. of Wyoming names Patrick Call as new director

May 17— After a nationwide search Patrick N. "PC" Call has been named the new director of residence life and dining services at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.

Subject to approval by the university’s board of trustees, Call will start his new position in July. In his role, Call will manage residence life programs and facilities, including more than 2,000 residential spaces and 300 student apartments. He also will oversee the dining services department, which includes a central dining hall, retail dining operations at various campus locations and campus-wide catering.

Call is currently the director of residence life and student housing at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He previously served as associate director for residential education at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Call earned a B.S. in radio and television and an M.S. in higher education administration and student personnel, both from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

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