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  • Alaska Women's Hall of Fame Inducts UA Regent Mary K. Hughes and the late Mary Ciuniq Pete

    May 17, 2019

    To honor their exceptional service to the development and enhancement of higher education, the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame has inducted University of Alaska Regent Mary K. Hughes and the late Mary Ciuniq Pete, former UAF College of Rural and Community Development Dean into the class of 2019.

  • On Topic with Jim Johnsen explores Alaska literature and homestead life

    May 17, 2019

    This week's On Topic with Jim Johnsen features a discussion between Johnsen and Linda Schandelmeier, a lifelong Alaska teacher, gardener and poet.

  • UA Scholars

    "What can UA do to grow more of our own teachers, nurses, engineers, and leaders?"

    May 17, 2019

    Former University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton asked this question of his leadership team in 1998. At that point, the University of Alaska system had been enrolling only 18 percent of Alaska high school students ranked in the top 10 percent of their graduating class. In real numbers that was about 145 students, the remaining 664 were going Outside for school, or not going at all.

  • Upcoming Board of Regents Public Testimony Opportunities

    May 16, 2019

    Alaskans will have the opportunity to comment on issues facing the University of Alaska during the Board of Regents full board meeting slated for June 6 in Fairbanks. In-person testimony will be held at 8:15 a.m. on June 6 in room 109 Butrovich Building.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.