System Governance

Coalition of Student Leaders 2014-15

Voting Members

Toby Wark, Chair

United Students of UAS-Sitka President

(907) 623-7012

Bio - Toby Wark was born in Juneau, Alaska, and raised in Hoonah a village about 70 miles west of Juneau. He lives in Sitka, attending the University of Alaska Southeast, working towards a business degree in management.

Mathew Carrick, Vice Chair

Associated Students of UAF President

(907) 841-4907

Bio - Mathew Carrick was born in Crestview, FL, but considers Alaska his adoptive home. He studies Economics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks with minors in Mathematics and Political Science, and hopes to serve the students of the University of Alaska to the best of his ability.

Callie Conerton, Historian

United Students of UAS-Juneau Vice President

(907) 723-1233

Bio - Callie Conerton was born and raised  in Juneau, Alaska. She lived a year in Iserlohn, Germany; where she discovered her love of traveling and also her love of teaching. She studies Elementary Education at the UAS - Juneau Campus.  She has been an active member of Student Government for 4 years and has testified multiple times on behalf of the students of the University of Alaska in front of the Alaska Legislature and the UA Board of Regents. She also enjoys baking, skiing, singing, selling shoes, nannying for 3 amazing children and knitting while watching Netflix.

Everret Hamilton

Matanuska-Susitna Student Government Council President

Kandyce Hignite

Kenai Peninsula College Student Union President


Bio - Kandyce Hignite was born in South Carolina, but was raised in Eagle River Alaska. She resides in Soldotna Alaska, and is currently getting her Structural and Pipe Welding Certifications.

Junaid Khan

Prince William Sound College Student Association President

(907) 831-0543 cell

Bio - Junaid prefers to be called Xunny (Nick). He was born and raised in Pakistan. Last January 2014, he moved to United States to complete his studies. He is currently a student at Prince William Sound College pursuing his AAS degree. He is also studying Industrial Technology with emphasis in Oil Spill Response. He is working for college as a community adviser and front desk gym attendant. He loves to gain some new experience in life.

Savely Kalugin

Kachemak Bay Branch Student Association President

(701) 818-0148

Bio - Savely Kalugin was raised in Voznesenka, a village 20 miles down East of Homer. He currently is going to school at the Kachemak Bay Campus to get his Architectural and Engineering degree. He works at the college as the student association president.

Stacey Lucason

Union of Students of UAA President

Steven Piazza

Bristol Bay Campus Representative

(907) 842-5109

Bio - Steven grew up in Dillingham and has attended classes both at the Bristol Bay Campus and at the main Fairbanks Campus. Steven graduated with his Associates of Arts degree in May 2014 and is currently working towards the A.A.S Information Technology Specialist degree.

Chris Terry

United Students of UAS-Ketchikan President

Bio - Chris Terry was born in southern California the oldest of 3 siblings. He moved to Alaska in 2011 after the birth of his second son in search of seriously needed change. After 15 years of experience in sales and marketing it was time to finish what he previously started years prior. He is now in his 3rd year at UAS with the ambition of attaining a degree in forensic psychology.

Non-Voting Members

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