Read the latest updates on the university budget, Board of Regents, and other major UA System news

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  • UA President Jim Johnsen

    Update on UA budget and formation of task force on UA structure

    May 11, 2019

    I write today to share an update on legislative developments affecting our operating budget and action taken by the Board of Regents at its meeting yesterday. First let me thank you for all of your hard work, energy and dedication in communicating to our legislators what this amazing institution means to you and to your future. Your voice has been heard across the state, and in Juneau.
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  • Announcing systemwide HR redesign

    May 07, 2019

    Today, Chief Human Resources Officer Keli Hite McGee – with my support and with helpful input from all three chancellors – announced a system-wide redesign of human resources functions into a unified office organized into five functional areas.
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  • UA "On Topic" features segment on campus free speech

    May 04, 2019

    This week's On Topic with Jim Johnsen features a discussion between Johnsen and Erwin Chemerinsky, the nation's leading authority on campus free speech.
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  • During its special meeting May 9, the Board of Regents will discuss budget contingency planning efforts underway across the UA system amid uncertainty about the level of state funding UA will receive for its FY20 operating budget.

    FY20 University budget update

    May 03, 2019

    During its special meeting May 9, the Board of Regents will discuss budget contingency planning efforts underway across the UA system amid uncertainty about the level of state funding UA will receive for its FY20 operating budget.
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  • UA awards more than 3000 degrees, certificates at 16 commencement ceremonies

    May 03, 2019

    The University of Alaska has come a long way since its first commencement ceremony in 1923.
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  • Kodiak College anniversary celebration

    Kodiak College celebrates golden anniversary

    April 19, 2019

    Last weekend, KOC celebrated its 50th anniversary with a series of events that commemorated its growth and achievements of their students.
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  • 2019 Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities

    April 19, 2019

    Campuses across the UA system join the national movement of recognizing April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, or SAAM. Each year campus and community partners use activities throughout the month of April to spread the word about domestic violence and sexual assault, how to stop it and where to get help.
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  • New podcast with Jim Johnsen host

    On Topic with Jim Johnsen

    April 17, 2019

    UA released a new series called "On Topic with Jim Johnsen" featuring conversations with authors and experts on important issues facing Alaska
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  • UA 2040 website envisions the future of the University of Alaska

    UA 2040

    April 17, 2019

    UA 2040 is an aspirational and interactive website developed to guide and inspire the growth of the University of Alaska
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  • Special meeting of the Board of Regents

    Special BOR Meeting

    April 09, 2019

    The University of Alaska Board of Regents voted 6-5 to provide initial teacher preparation programs in Anchorage through UAF and UAS. Education students will be able to remain in Anchorage to pursue their teaching degrees from accredited and approved programs.
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