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

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  • Procurement and Contract Services update

    September 03, 2019

    Effective Sept. 1, Procurement and Contract Services (PCS) will be integrated across the university system and report to Statewide. The integration follows the Board of Regents direction to consolidate and standardize administrative areas, in response to budget pressures.

  • Welcome to the University of Alaska fall semester

    September 03, 2019

    In his weekly video message, President Jim Johnsen welcomes students back to the University of Alaska for the fall semester, and provides an update on what transpired this past summer with the budget and plans to make sure that our students' educational priorities are number one in all we do.

  • Update on UA restructuring planning process

    August 26, 2019

    In today's video update President Johnsen discusses the planning process underway in response to the direction passed by the Board of Regents on July 30. President Johnsen outlines the steps being taken toward an inclusive planning process, which includes:

  • Regents terminate declaration of financial exigency

    August 21, 2019

    Dear UA Community Yesterday, by a vote of 10-0, the Board of Regents terminated the July 22 declaration of financial exigency. The recommendation and the motion to terminate financial exigency were based on the change to our FY20 budget. This means we go back to the notification periods and terms of employment as defined in Regents' Policy and Regulation [04.07.110] or in represented employees' collective bargaining agreements.

  • Update on budget, Board of Regents and restructuring planning

    August 19, 2019

    Greetings UA Community, In today's video message, President Johnsen discusses the important work happening this week on structural planning, and provides several very important updates. Additionally, there is a new webpage on the restructure planning effort. Check it out at

  • New UA website will track consolidation planning efforts

    August 17, 2019

    At its July 30 meeting, the Board of Regents directed President Johnsen to reduce administrative costs and prepare a plan to transition to a single institution. That action created a framework for detailed planning that will occur in preparation for the Sept. 12-13 Board of Regents meeting.

  • Endowment supporting UAS Alaska College of Education Surpasses $1 Million

    August 17, 2019

    When the University of Alaska Board of Regents voted to make the University of Alaska Southeast home for the statewide Alaska College of Education, it did so with confidence that UAS would continue making teacher preparation one of its top priorities. The need for quality Alaska-educated teachers has never been greater, and the mission of the Alaska College of Education is to grow that number significantly in the years ahead.

  • Opportunity for Board of Regents Public Testimony on September 9 and 12

    August 16, 2019

    Alaskans will have two opportunities next month to comment directly to the Board of Regents on issues facing the University of Alaska.

  • Take an important survey and help with UA's path forward

    August 16, 2019

    Thank you to those who have completed the University of Alaska stakeholder mapping survey. When it went out on Monday, August 12th, there was an initial glitch that took people directly to the survey, skipping the introduction, explanation of voluntary consent, and the place to sign and include your email address (which is stored separately from the data).

  • University of Alaska and Governor Dunleavy Reach Budget Agreement

    August 13, 2019

    The University of Alaska and Alaska Governor Michael J. Dunleavy have reached an agreement on a multi-year compact that preserves $110 million in state funding for the university for Fiscal Year 2020, reducing UA's budget by $25 million for the fiscal year that began July 1, 2019. The agreement also means that budgets submitted to the governor by the Board of Regents over the next two fiscal years will reflect $45 million in additional reductions. The compact was signed today by UA Board of Regent Chair John Davies and Governor Michael J. Dunleavy.