Our co-workers

The office of public affairs invites you to share a photo of any new furry, fuzzy, feathered or wooly co-workers who have joined the UA crew from your home offices.  Please share photos of any horses, birds, sheep, cats, dogs, and other friends who are working with you to mmusick@alaska.edu so we can highlight the co-workers who help us through the isolation from one another.

Max and Harry

Max and Harry
Assistants to the President
Max and Harry assist with Zoom meetings and enjoy taking President Johnsen out for regular exercise.

Bela

Bela
Assistant to General Counsel
Bela makes sure that GC Mike Hostina is safe and comfortable while working from home.

 Steve

Steve
Assistant to VP University Relations 
 This little dragon keeps Michelle Rizk organized and helps her deal with the many thorny issues she
confronts.

Tudor

Tudor
Assistant to Chief Human Resources Officer
 Slow, steady and dependable, this 16-year-old Red Eared Slider reminds Steve Patin to keep calm.

Copper

Copper Gower
Chief Title IX Officer's Aide
The kind, caring Copper supports Mary Gower through even the hardest days.

Hobbes

Hobbes
Assistant to AVP Public Affairs
Hobbes, the canine Alex P. Keaton, oversees Robbie Graham and the public affairs team.

Leo

Leo
Marketing and Communications Liaison
Leo gives feedback to Monique Musick on marketing and communications. He endorses balls and belly rubs.

Loki

Loki
Alaska 529 investment expert
Loki guides Lael Oldmixon on the Alaska 529 plan. He prefers to sleep through market instability.

Birch

Birch
UA Scholars support staff
Birch is excited about Alaska's youth and helps Lael Oldmixon with positive relations with top Alaska students.

Kache

Kache
Assistant Data  Analyst
Kache helps ensure that Rita Murphy distributes IR data - and gets outside to play.

Copper

Copper
 Programming Specialist
Copper patiently waits on Dana Platta to get to his favorite program: romping in the snow!

Orca  

Orca
Associate Data  Analyst
Orca keeps a close eye on Sam Phillips to make sure all of his reports and summaries are purrrfect.

Ruby Sparkles

Ruby
Associate  Research Analyst
Ruby truly appreciates the value of a good gift, and helps Candice Krupa with philanthropic research.

Lars

Foster
Special Assistant to Hobbes
Hobbes, assistant to AVP Graham, looks to  Lars to lead general staff therapy and stress relief.

Anna Belle

Anna Belle
Special Assistant
Anna Belle keeps Stuart Relay on point in his duties to the Office of Public Affairs.

Loki 

Loki
Senior Data Analyst
Loki makes sure that Amanda Watt isn't too busy with reports and meetings to give him belly rubs.

 Quiznack

Quiznack
 Cost Analyst
Quiznack keeps an uncanny eye on Sheri Billiot and the university's expenses.

Bonita & Bruiser

Bonita Bruiser
Administrative Assitants
Bonita & Bruiser snooze quietly while Monica

Terrones Vargas supports the UA Foundation office.

 Captain

Captain
Senior Budget Officer
Captain knows who the real controller is, but allows Wendy Huesties to use his laptop and printer for work. 

 Dawson

Dawson
Executive Assistant
 Dawson ensures that Dawn Lighthall takes a break from overeeing almost everything at Statewide in order to attend to his needs too.

BB

BB
Senior Payroll Technician
 BB oversees Lauralee Samalot to ensure he's fully compensated with pets and belly rubs.

Milly, Caldr, and Chloe

McGee
HRIS Help Desk Support
John McGee has lots of supervision to ensure that all calls to the HRIS Help Desk are managed smoothly.

Kam

Kam
Property Manager 
 Kam shadows Dian Siegfried to ensure all UA lands and properties are well managed.

Ziva and Bode

Ziva and Bode
Executive Assistants
Teresa Thompson has two super sleuthing Schnauzer Assistants to help her keep up with President Johnsen

Bob, George & Sabrina

Gambrell
Talent Acquisition Experts
Glen Gambrell's team of experts make sure  UA hires a diverse and fairly compensated workforce.