Saichi T. Oba, a graduate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, became the Assistant Vice President for Student and Enrollment Services in December 2005. Oba has served at all levels of Student and Enrollment services starting at Eastern Oregon University as an Admissions Counselor in 1985. He arrived in Alaska in fall 1990 to work at UAF for Registrar Emeritus Ann Tremarello in the Office of Admissions and Records. Tapped to head the Office of Admissions, Saichi was appointed the Interim Director of Admissions at UAF in 1996. Saichi left Alaska and landed in Klamath Falls, Oregon as the Director of Admissions at the Oregon Institute of Technology in 1998. His return to Alaska in 2000 saw the beginning of the IT phase of his career as the Program Manager for Banner Student. Promoted to the Director of Enrollment Services in 2002 he returned to his passion: working on strategic enrollment management and helping students find success at UA.
Saichi has served on executive committees for several professional organizations including the National Student Exchange, the College Board, and National Association for College Admissions Counseling and the Pacific National Association for College Admissions Counseling. Currently he is the Chair of the Admissions and Guidance Committee for the College Board’s Western Region. He holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Eastern Oregon University and an MBA from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.