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  • Mary Gower named Chief Equity and Compliance Officer

    June 26, 2020

    Mary Gower was retitled the University of Alaska Chief Equity and Compliance Officer (CECO) on May 20, 2020. Reporting to the President and as a member of the President's Executive Leadership Team, the CECO provides leadership and oversight to the Offices of Equity and Compliance. The position helps ensure that the University of Alaska is not only compliant in meeting university obligations and responsibilities, but is also proactive, responsive, and collaborative in providing a learning and working environment free of discrimination for faculty, staff and students. Mary Gower was initially appointed Chief Title IX Officer in February 2017.
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  • Liz Wolfe loves to travel and it shows

    May 29, 2020

    Elizabeth (Liz) Wolfe's journey with the University of Alaska began in January 2018 when she joined the Human Resources department where she worked in accounting. She transitioned to a position as the UA Foundation's Fairbanks gift manager on June 1.
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  • UAA Administration Updates

    May 29, 2020

    Today, I am sharing important news regarding UAA's Administrative Services division. I accepted Beverly Shuford's resignation as vice chancellor for Administrative Services, effective June 1, 2020, and have designed a plan for management of the Administrative Services units, the details of which are included below.
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  • Erika Van Flein announces retirement

    April 24, 2020

    After almost 30 years of service to the University of Alaska Human Resources Department, Erika Van Flein, Director of Employee Transitions and Benefits, plans to retire June 1.
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  • HR Spotlight on Mary Goldsby

    March 28, 2020

    The first HR spotlight will feature our HR Accounting Assistant, Mary Goldsby. Mary has been with University of Alaska HR for 5 years and has been in her current position since Summer 2019. Her career started when a friend referred her to apply to UA, the rest is history.
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  • Donna Bozeman retires

    March 28, 2020

    You're retiring!! Now what? Well, for one of our HR team members, the answers to these questions come with confidence and excitement. For Donna Bozeman, University of Alaska HR Personnel Technician, retirement is right around the corner. To be sure we sent her off with a big thank you, we would like to spotlight her and let her know she will be missed. Bozeman says what she will miss most about working at UA, is helping new employees grow and watching them find themselves.
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  • Erica Preuss: Always there, always ready to serve

    March 27, 2020

    For Erica Preuss HR isn't just her profession, it's how she chooses to serve our country as a human resources sergeant in the Army Reserves.
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  • Mike Hostina announces retirement

    February 28, 2020

    Mike Hostina, general counsel for the University of Alaska, announced his retirement during the February Board of Regents meeting. Hostina will step down at the end of May.
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  • Stuart Relay joins Office of Public Affairs as a student assistant

    February 28, 2020

    As a Ted Stevens Legislative Intern, Stuart Relay was taught lessons not included in textbooks. Now he is using the communication skills he learned working for Representative Chris Tuck to help the University of Alaska communicate more effectively with the students we serve.
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  • Nycolett Ripley selected as UAF Human Resources Sr. Business Partner

    February 28, 2020

    UA Chief Human Resources Officer Steve Patin announced this week that Nycolett Ripley has been selected to serve the University of Alaska Fairbanks as its Human Resources Senior Business Partner. In this role, Ripley will serve the UAF administration, staff, and faculty as a functional expert, liaison, consultant and point of contact in direct contact and coordination with the UA Human Resources Team.
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