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

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  • Kara Axx

    Announcing the appointment of Kara Axx as the next Chief Procurement Officer

    May 05, 2023

    Kara Axx will be appointed the next Chief Procurement Officer for the University of Alaska on June 1, 2023. Kara has served in multiple roles during her 21 year career with the university. In every role, she has shown a commitment to leadership, customer service, and process improvement.

  • BOR Chair Ralph Seekins

    May Board of Regents meetings and public testimony

    May 05, 2023

    Later this month the UA Board of Regents will hold public testimony, committee meetings and a full board meeting in Fairbanks on May 23, 25, and 26 respectively. All meetings will be live streamed at

  • Alex Slivka portrait, black and white

    Appointment of Alex Slivka as UA Foundation CFO

    April 07, 2023

    Alex brings more than 40 years of experience in finance and financial markets to the UA Foundation. In addition to his impressive professional background, Alex has demonstrated a deep commitment to community engagement throughout his career.

  • Jessica Black outdoor portrait

    Jessica Black appointed UAF associate vice chancellor

    April 07, 2023

    UAF Vice Chancellor Charlene Stern has appointed Jessica Black as associate vice chancellor for rural, community and Native education effective March 26, 2023.

  • Portrait of Bridget Weiss

    Bridget Weiss to serve as ACEC Liaison

    February 17, 2023

    Bridget Weiss has been selected as the new liaison for the Alaska College of Education Consortium (ACEC). As the Liaison, Bridget will be working directly with each of the three schools of education.

  • A photo of the UAS campus entry sign

    UAS Chancellor search update

    February 17, 2023

    The UAS Chancellor Search Committee (as of 2/14) is preparing its memo with recommendations to President Pitney following our recent campus visits by all of the candidates.

  • UAS Juneau campus scenic shot with whale sculpture in courtyard

    Campus visits from UAS Chancellor candidates

    February 03, 2023

    The campus visits for the UAS Chancellor Candidates continue through next week. So 4 of 5 candidates have visited the Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka campuses.

  • Luke Fulp Headshot, blue background, man with short hair smiling at camera

    Announcing Luke Fulp as the Chief Financial Officer for the UA system

    January 20, 2023

    Fulp brings 20 years of experience supporting public education systems.

  • UAS campus on a sunny day with the whale statue in the foreground

    The UAS Chancellor Search Website has been Updated

    January 20, 2023

    The website now includes CVs and cover letters to learn more about each candidate, a schedule of events, a link for submitting anonymous questions for the candidate presentations, and open forum.

  • white background, blue squiggle, text that reads For Alaska

    University of Alaska Foundation Announces New Directors

    December 16, 2022

    During its December 15 meeting, the University of Alaska Foundation board of directors elected five new board members and extended the terms of three others. The board received an update on the University system's first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign, and heard of major impacts from recent philanthropic gifts made to University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and University of Alaska Southeast.