May 21, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Congratulations to Paul Reichardt, this year’s winner of the Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence at the University of Alaska. Reichardt is retiring as provost at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, capping a career in public service at the university that began 35 years ago.
Reichardt started at UAF as an assistant professor of chemistry in 1972. Since then, he served as chair of the Department of Chemistry and dean of what was then the College of Natural Sciences. Since 1998, Reichardt has served as provost, overseeing academics and research at UAF. He was instrumental in securing the funding necessary to build the Natural Sciences Facility in 1995, the first new classroom facility since the Gruening Building was completed in 1971. As provost, Reichardt served under three chancellors, with each one looking to him as a source of inspiration and initiative to move the university forward.
UA Foundation Chair, Ann Parrish of Anchorage, called Reichardt “a consummate advocate for the university in the areas of academic excellence, teaching, research, public service and university administration.”
In selecting Reichardt, Foundation trustees cited his steady leadership and unimpeachable integrity. The overwhelming letters in support of Reichardt for the Bullock nomination process showed great respect for him as a leader in education from numerous faculty members. In addition, Reichardt’s personal and regular financial contributions to the university place him in a league of the top 25 continuous lifetime donors to UA.
The UA Foundation Board of Trustees is pleased to honor Reichardt with the Edith R. Bullock Prize and wishes him the very best in his future endeavors.