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  • Megan Reibe

    Megan Riebe appointed Acting University of Alaska Foundation President

    August 28, 2020

    The Executive Committee of the UA Foundation Board of Directors has appointed Megan Riebe as the acting UA Foundation President effective August 22, 2020, following the retirement of current UA Foundation President Susan Foley.
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  • BOR Chair recognizes Acting President Rizk, welcomes Pat Pitney to UA

    July 31, 2020

    On Monday, August 3, we will welcome Pat Pitney to the University of Alaska as our interim president. We look forward to her leadership, her vision and her collaboration with the UA community. Welcome Pat! I also want to acknowledge and thank Acting President Michelle Rizk who stepped into this role to help the university move forward in a time of needed transition. We are grateful for her service to our community not only as acting system president but also in her current position as vice president of university relations.
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  • UA Board of Regents names Pat Pitney as university's interim president

    July 31, 2020

    The University of Alaska Board of Regents announced today that it has selected Pat Pitney to serve as the university's interim president. Pitney will take over from Acting President Michelle Rizk on Aug.1.
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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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