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  • UAA M.P.H. alumna leads Anchorage Health Department

    April 17, 2020

    In 2002, after a phone interview with Boys and Girls Club of Alaska (BGC), UAA alumna Natasha Pineda bought a backpack and a pair of boots, booked a ticket out of PDX to Anchorage for what she calls, "a classic Alaska story." The M.P.H. '15 grad worked for BGC for a couple of years, ended up returning to Portland before moving to Mexico to live with her dad when she decided it was time to get serious about her career.

  • Former UA Regent Mary Jane Fate passes away

    April 17, 2020

    Mary Jane Fate, a former member of the Board of Regents, passed away on April 10 at the Denali Center in the company of her husband of 65 years, former state Rep. Hugh "Bud" Fate. She was 86.

  • Bobi Rinehart named UAA associate vice chancellor for development

    April 17, 2020

    Bobi Rinehart has been named the associate vice chancellor for development. Rinehart is a lifelong Alaskan, who has been raising funds in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska since 1992. Throughout her career, she has raised government grants, private foundation gifts, ran annual campaigns, overseen capital campaigns and worked with many different types of major donors.

  • Legislature honors UAS Chancellor Rick Caulfield

    April 03, 2020

    The Alaska Legislature passed a citation honoring University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor Rick Caulfield for his many years of leadership and service to the University of Alaska.

  • Evon Peter withdraws resignation

    March 31, 2020

    Evon Peter has agreed to withdraw his resignation notice and will remain Vice Chancellor for Rural, Community and Native Education (VCRCNE). The current recruitment efforts for a replacement Vice Chancellor will be suspended.

  • Katie Spellman and Kristin Timm named faculty fellows in Honors' Climate Scholars Program

    March 24, 2020

    Kristin Timm and Katie Spellman are the newly appointed faculty fellows within the Honors College's Climate Scholars Program.

  • New leadership appointments in administrative services at UAA

    March 20, 2020

    Beverly C. Shuford, Ph.D., C.P.A., vice chancellor for administrative services, at the University of Alaska Anchorage, announced new leadership appointments in administrative services.

  • Gabrielle Russell named as Indigenous student service manager

    March 12, 2020

    Gabrielle Russell has accepted the new Indigenous student service manager position in the College of Rural and Community Development.

  • Sarah Stanley named faculty fellow in assessment and accreditation

    March 05, 2020

    Sarah Stanley is the newly appointed faculty fellow in assessment and accreditation at UAF. Previously, she served as faculty community support on the Provost's Faculty Development Team.

  • Mike Hostina announces retirement

    March 05, 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.