Kyle Washut, S.T.L., S.T.M.
A.A. (Political Science) and A.A. (Spanish), Casper College; B.A. (Liberal Arts), Thomas Aquinas College; M.A. summa cum laude (Sacred Theology) International Theological Institute, Austria; S.T.L, summa cum laude (Sacred Theology) International Theological Institute’s Center for Eastern Christian Studies, Austria
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Kyle Washut, a Wyoming native, has been with Wyoming Catholic College since its inception. Growing up in Casper, Wyoming, he worked in nuclear missile silos and coal mines during his teenage years, receiving an AA in Political Science and a second in Spanish from Casper College in 2003. While in Casper, he studied under two of WCC’s eventual founders, Dr. Robert Carlson and Fr. Robert Cook, and began his journey toward Wyoming Catholic by serving as a dishwasher at the annual Wyoming School for Catholic Thought, where the idea for the College was first proposed.
He graduated from Thomas Aquinas College in 2007 with a B.A. in Liberal Arts, and returned to Wyoming (and Wyoming Catholic) as the inaugural Assistant Dean for Student Life—a position he held until departing in the Fall of 2009 to pursue a graduate degree in Sacred Theology from Austria’s International Theological Institute (ITI). While in Austria, he continued to work for the College, coordinating its inaugural high-school (PEAK) and adult education (WSCT) summer programs, before returning as a full-time professor in early 2012. Washut has taught across the College’s curriculum since his return—theology and philosophy, as well as her distinctive Trivium and Humanities courses. In addition to serving as Visiting Associate Professor of Patristics and Ecclesiastical History at St. Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary in Pittsburgh, he has worked closely with a number of the College’s Administrative offices, including Admissions, Advancement, and the Outdoor Leadership Program (OLP). In the Fall of 2019, he was named Academic Dean, and served in that capacity for four years before being named President in August, 2023.
“Wyoming Catholic College has truly been a lifelong pursuit for me,” says Washut. “My years as Dean have shown me first-hand and up-close the many challenges that lie ahead. They have also shown me the extraordinary value of this education and the importance of our mission. Life at a school as proudly counter-cultural as this one will never be easy, but the students and graduates Wyoming Catholic College is forming are one-of-a-kind!”