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  • University of Alaska Board of Regents approve process to select interim UA President

    July 06, 2020

    Today the University of Alaska Board of Regents approved a process for selecting an interim UA System president. The five-step process includes identifying key leadership attributes and nominating candidates, followed by the selection of final candidates and interviews to be conducted by the board. Final candidates will be announced July 9, and the board will meet to make final selection July 14. An announcement of the interim president is expected no later than July 15.
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  • UAS Chancellor Rick Caulfield honored with emeritus designation, retiring after 35 years of service to the University of Alaska

    July 06, 2020

    On May 2, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) celebrated the achievements and accomplishments of over 450 graduates in Juneau, Sitka, and Ketchikan. During the Juneau celebration, the title of Chancellor Emeritus was bestowed upon Dr. Rick Caulfield by UA President Jim Johnsen. This is a prestigious honor which celebrates Chancellor Caulfield's continuous meritorious service as an educator and as a leader for UAS and the University of Alaska as a whole. Caulfield retires at the end of June, having worked for the University of Alaska for over 35 years.
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  • Happy Independence Day

    July 01, 2020

    I'd like to wish each of you a happy Independence Day, and a long, relaxing weekend. As we commemorate the anniversary of America's independence, I also am mindful that July is the start of the new fiscal year, which allows us to begin again with a renewed spirit and sense of purpose. We've faced numerous challenges this past year, but moving forward, we can forge new collaborations and opportunities as we come together to support a strong, diverse university community.
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  • Acting UA President Michelle Rizk announces Dr. Karen Carey as Interim UAS Chancellor

    June 25, 2020

    University of Alaska Acting President Michelle Rizk has appointed Dr. Karen Carey to serve as Interim Chancellor, University of Alaska Southeast (UAS). Dr. Carey will begin July 1, succeeding outgoing UAS Chancellor Rick Caulfield.
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  • Message from Regent Buretta and Acting President Michelle Rizk on today's Board of Regents action

    June 23, 2020

    Dear UA Staff, Faculty & Students, Acting President Michelle Rizk and I write to advise you that President Jim Johnsen has resigned as UA System president, a decision that was mutual and made after considerable reflection by the Board. The Board of Regents accepted his resignation this afternoon, authorized me to implement the details of his resignation, and appoint an acting president. President Johnsen will be available to assist with the transition until July 1 when his resignation goes into effect.
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  • After consultation with Board of Regents, UA President Jim Johnsen has resigned as UA System president

    June 22, 2020

    University of Alaska Board of Regents Chair Sheri Buretta announced today that after consultation with the Board of Regents, UA President Jim Johnsen is resigning as UA System president. Buretta said the decision regarding a change in leadership was mutual and was made after considerable reflection by the Board. At a meeting today, the board accepted Johnsen's resignation, authorized Buretta to implement the resignation, and to appoint an acting president. Johnsen will be available to assist with the transition until July 1.
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  • Telephone-based diabetes prevention program available statewide

    June 19, 2020

    A pilot program that offered free diabetes prevention coaching by phone on the Kenai Peninsula is available now statewide. Through the Prevent T2 National Diabetes Prevention Program, individuals who have prediabetes will receive a digital scale, program materials and a full year of telephone support from a trained mentor.
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  • UA's Giving Tuesday Now supports students during COVID-19 pandemic

    June 19, 2020

    Giving Tuesday came six months early this year as millions of people worldwide generously donated to causes near to their hearts as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. In Alaska, hundreds of people opened their hearts and gave generously to support University of Alaska students through the COVID transition.
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  • UA Digital Transformation Readiness Assessment: revisioning distance education's new normal

    June 19, 2020

    The University of Alaska is taking the first step toward a seamless student experience by launching the UA Digital Transformation Readiness Assessment.
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  • Alaska Women's Hall of Fame inducts former UA Regent Fran Rose and Reyne Athanas

    June 19, 2020

    To honor their exceptional service to our state, the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame has inducted former University of Alaska Regent Fran Rose, and long-time Kuskokwim Campus instructor and leader Reyne Athanas, into the class of 2020.
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