Public Affairs

June 08, 2004

University of Alaska Regents to Meet in Anchorage - Chancellors Lind and Gorsuch to be honored for their service

Regents of the University of Alaska  will meet Wednesday and Thursday, June 9-10, in the Consortium Library  on the UAA campus in Anchorage.

The two-day session will begin Wednesday at 8 a.m. with the full board in an executive session to discuss matters of litigation, labor relations and real estate for about an hour. Public testimony will be heard from 9:30am-10:30am Wednesday morning after which the full board will continue with action and information items including the UAA Campus Master Plan presentation.

Chancellors Lind and Gorsuch to retire at end of June

Marshall Lind has spent the last five years as the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ fourth Chancellor– previously he had been chancellor of the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau since 1987. Lind served as Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Education from 1971 to 1983, and again from 1985 to 1987.

UAA Chancellor Edward Lee Gorsuch, a 28-year veteran of the University of Alaska system, has been with the university since 1976. He has served as director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research, dean of the School of Public Affairs, and has been chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage since 1994.

Board members will host a dinner honoring the chancellors Wednesday evening at the UAA Cuddy Dining Room.
Agenda highlights for the November meeting are listed here by committee of origin:

Planning and Development Committee

  • Consider approval of Regents’ Policy 10.02.02– Scope and Responsibility of Academic Administration
  • Consider approval of Regents’ Policy 10.04.09- Evaluation of Student Performance and Course Level Definitions
  • Consider approval of Regents’ Policy 10.04.03- Composition of Education Records
  • Consider approval of UAA Academic Degree Programs - three in Aviation Maintenance Technology and two in Education Leadership.
  • Consider approval of UAF Academic Degree Program – Child Development and Family Studies.

Facilities and Land Management Committee

  • Formal Project and/or Schematic Approval:
    • UAA ANSEP/CIL Facility
    • UAF BiCS Central Animal Facility Installation of Incinerator Equipment
    • UAS Ketchikan Campus Paul and Ziegler Buildings Renovations
  • Consider approval of Regents Policies 05.12.08 - Naming of Campus Facilities and 05.14.08 – Gifting Opportunities for Facilities and Infrastructure Naming

Finance and Audit Committee

  • Consider approval of Audit Committee Charter , FY05 Student Government Budgets, FY05 Operating Budget Distribution Plan, FY06 Operating Budget Request Guidelines, and FY06 Operating Budget Request.
  • Consider acceptance of FY05 Capital Budget Appropriation, and FY05 Operating Budget Appropriation

Human Resources Committee

  • Consider approval of Revisions to Regents’ Policy – 04.07.020 Probationary Status

Planning and Development Committee

  • Consider approval of FY05 Distribution of ConocoPhillips and BP Charter Gifts, and of Regents Policies 05.12.08 - Naming of Campus Facilities, and 05.14.08 – Gifting Opportunities for Facilities and Infrastructure Naming

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Wendy Redman 907-474-7582
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