LARAMIE, Wyo. — A buyer has stepped forward with a proposal to purchase the WyoTech technical school in southeast Wyoming.

Jim Mathis is a former WyoTech student, instructor and president.

Mathis says he drafted a proposal to acquire the WyoTech Laramie campus and presented it to the Education Credit Management Corp., which owns WyoTech.

He tells the Laramie Boomerang that he wants to help the community and WyoTech, which is slated to close in June.

He did not reveal the details of his proposal but says with the help of another investor he has raised the initial funding for the proposal and create a five-year plan for WyoTech’s future.

Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne has also presented a proposal for absorbing WyoTech into its curriculum.

Information from: Laramie Boomerang,