UA Journey

1998-1998 Wendy Redman

Redman began her service to the University of Alaska in 1972 when she joined the biology department of the University of Alaska Fairbanks as an administrative assistant. In 1975, she moved to the newly developed Community College Division as the assistant chancellor. Redman made her first appearance before the Alaska State Legislature representing the community colleges in 1978. In 1980, the Board of Regents asked that she represent the whole UA system, and she has been the university system’s chief advocate and representative in Juneau ever since. She became executive vice president for University Relations with responsibility for public affairs, state and federal relations, development and corporate programs, in 1988.

When Dr. Jerome B. Komisar resigned as the president of the University of Alaska, Redman began her term as interim president from June 1998 to August 1998, until the Board of Regents announced General Hamilton became the 12th president of the University of Alaska.

In 2000, Redman was honored for her success and three decades of dedication the Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence.

Redman attended Eastern Washington University and the University of Washington. She received her master of public policy degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 1984.

Redman is active with many community organizations, including the Girl Scouts of Alaska, the Foraker Group and the Fairbanks Rehabilitation Association.

She is married to Ralph Gabrielli, a UAF faculty member and program administrator for the Alaska Native and Rural Development Program. They have four grown children and three grandchildren.