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The Office of Workforce Development welcomes Teri Cothren

Teri Cothren
Started 10/7/13

Project Manager
Office of Workforce Development

Teri Cothren, formerly of UA Corporate Programs, has joined UA Statewide Academic Affairs' Office of Workforce Programs as project manager. She brings her experience from UACP and as a business owner into her new role, as well as her strengths in project management and workforce development.

Cothren was born at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland and has mostly lived in Oregon or Alaska. Cothren first moved to Alaska at 7 when her dad became a professor for the UAA School of Engineering. This is now her third time living in Alaska, having moved back in July 2011 from Ontario, Oregon.

Cothren earned a bachelor degree in psychology at UAA and has completed three graduate courses in project management since returning to Alaska.

Her main interest outside of work is tied to the university. She is working with the UAA Athletic Department and also getting involved with the UAA Alumni Relations office. This includes working with current UAA students to increase their interest in campus activities/events with the intention to create more ties to their UAA experience so they will want to remain involved after graduating. Cothren spent many years on the UAA campus as a child, college student and now employee. She wants the university to flourish and to be part of its growth.

Coty transfers to Human Resources

Tanya Coty
Started 11/11/13

Executive Assistant to Chief Human Resources Officer
Statewide Human Resourses

Tanya Coty has transfered over to the Statewide Human Resources from her former position as executive assistant to Dana Thomas, vice president of academic affairs.

Coty was born in Montevideo, Minn., and moved to Alaska in 1991 after graduating from the University of Minnesota Mankato with a bachelor of science in athletic training and a minor in corporate and community fitness. She is currently working on a master's degree in public administration.

She is married to Brad Coty and has three children and two stepchildren. Joseph is 18 and a freshman at Iowa State University studying aeorspace engineering. Kayla is 16 and a junior at Monroe Catholic High School. Jacob is in 8th grade at Monroe. Stepchildren Chris and Carine both work in the Fairbanks area.

Dufseth Returns to Academic Affairs

Morgan Dufseth
Started 11/4/13

Executive Assistant to Dana Thomas, Vice President of Academic Affairs
Academic Affairs

Morgan Dufseth returned to her former position as executive assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs on Nov. 4, replacing Tanya Coty, who left to take a position with UA Human Resources.

Dufseth previously worked for UA K-12 Outreach and the UAF Chancellor’s Office. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from UAF.

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