Announcements of UA system leadership changes, employee recognition and personnel news.

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  • Jennifer Harris

    Jennifer Harris named UAF's ACEP deputy director for operations

    January 15, 2020

    The Alaska Center for Energy and Power has named Jennifer Harris as the new deputy director of operations. Harris most recently served as the executive officer in the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.

  • Kim Mahoney

    Kim Mahoney named UAA Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities

    January 15, 2020

    Dr. Beverly Shuford, Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, is pleased to announce that Kim Mahoney has accepted the permanent position of UAA Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities.

  • Teri Cothren appointed associate vice president of workforce development

    December 16, 2019

    In May, Teri Cothren was promoted to associate vice president of workforce development at the University of Alaska. She replaced Fred Villa, who retired earlier this year. "I feel privileged to work with university colleagues and partners around the state to help increase access to education for Alaskans," Cothren said. "It is inspiring to work with people who choose to dedicate their career to education and making Alaska a better place."

  • Julie Queen named vice chancellor for administrative services

    December 06, 2019

    I am pleased to announce that I have appointed Julie Queen as UAF's Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services. Julie is known across the university for her strategic approach to problem solving and commitment to engaging process improvement.

  • UAF's Johnson named National Academy of Inventors fellow

    December 06, 2019

    University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher Jerome Johnson is among the class of 168 new fellows recognized in 2019 by the National Academy of Inventors.

  • Samara Taber to serve as interim executive officer

    December 06, 2019

    Samara Taber has agreed to serve as the University of Alaska Fairbanks's interim executive officer beginning Jan. 6, 2020, while splitting duties as director of the Admissions Office. Taber will serve as a member of the Chancellor's Core Cabinet.

  • UAF Vice Chancellor Evon Peter has announced his plan to pursue new opportunities

    December 02, 2019

    Vice Chancellor Evon Peter has announced his plan to pursue new opportunities and passions effective June 30, 2020. Peter was appointed by Chancellor Brian Rogers in July of 2014. He has been an innovative leader whose compassion and vision have grown the statewide impact of the Community and Technical College and the College of Rural and Community Development, even in the face of declining budgets.

  • Gretchen Gordon named KUAC's interim general manager

    November 21, 2019

    Upon the resignation of KUAC General Manager Keith Martin, Gretchen Gordon, KUAC's assistant general manager and director of development, outreach and FM, has been named interim general manager.

  • UAF's director of Indigenous programs announces departure

    November 21, 2019

    Sandra Kowalski, director of Indigenous programs, has announced she will leave her position at the University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Rural and Community Development effective Dec. 6.

  • New leadership elected for the UA Board of Regents

    November 15, 2019

    The University of Alaska Board of Regents elected new leadership on Nov. 7. Sheri Buretta, who presently serves as vice chair, will replace John Davies as chair. Karen Perdue will serve as vice chair. Dale Anderson and Lisa Parker will continue in their roles as secretary and treasurer respectively.