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

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  • 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.

  • Dr. Math Trafton to serve as Interim UAS Sitka Campus Director

    November 13, 2019

    Dr. Math Trafton will serve as Interim Director at the Sitka campus of the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) once the post is vacated by Leslie Gordon. Dr. Trafton will begin his interim position December 8, 2019, and the search for a permanent director of the Sitka campus will begin in January 2020.

  • Benjamin Shier appointed interim CIO

    November 12, 2019

    Dr. Beverly Shuford has appointed Benjamin Shier as interim CIO for UAA effective Dec. 2. Later this year, UAA will launch a recruitment for a permanent CIO

  • UAS Chancellor Rick Caulfield announces retirement plans

    November 08, 2019

    After 35 years of exemplary service and leadership at the University of Alaska, UAS Chancellor Rick Caulfield plans to retire at the end of the academic year in June 2020.

  • Longest-serving KPC professor, Alan Boraas, passes away

    November 07, 2019

    On Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, Kenai Peninsula College's (KPC) longest-serving professor, Alan Boraas, professor of anthropology, passed away peacefully with family at his side at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage.

  • Steven J. Patin leads UA's human resources

    November 01, 2019

    Throughout his distinguished service as a U.S. Army officer, businessperson, and a professor at institutions around the globe, Steven J. Patin’s career has been guided by one leadership principle: people first. A philosophy whereby people are the most important asset for any organization is what guides Patin in his work as the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for the University of Alaska.

  • Keith Martin plans KUAC departure

    October 31, 2019

    Keith Martin, KUAC general manager, announced Tuesday that he will be leaving the public broadcasting station to move on to other endeavors.