2007-2015 Patricia Jacobson
Patricia Jacobson of Kodiak was appointed by Governor Palin in 2007. Regent Jacobson grew up in southern Arizona. She graduated in 1969 from the University of Arizona with a BA in Elementary Education, and from the University of Alaska in 1972 with an MA in Elementary Education. She has credits well beyond MA54, many of which were taken via distance courses through the University of Alaska. Regent Jacobson has taught various elementary grades, primarily gifted classes, for 26 years, 25 of which were in Kodiak, Alaska. She served on the local school board after that. She has written and received numerous grants, including the Christa McAuliffe Fellowship for Alaska in 1992. She was appointed to the Professional Teaching Practices Commission (PTPC) by Governor Hammond in 1979. As a teacher, Regent Jacobson was active in Kodiak and Alaska NEA.
She holds a current Alaska teaching certificate, as well as a Big Game Guide and Transporter license (assistant guide 1972-85; registered guide since 1985) and has been an active hunting guide at her brother's lodge in Arctic, Alaska. She has a lifetime membership in NRA and in the Kodiak Humane Society and is a member of the Alaska Outdoor Council. Regent Jacobson has traveled extensively in the state and enjoys numerous outdoor activities.