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

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  • Veto override countdown

    July 09, 2019

    This morning I learned from a key legislative leader that the vote to override the governor's vetoes is set for Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. This vote will have a major impact on the university's future. If legislators do not override, the governor's $130 million cut to the legislature's budget for the university will leave us no option but to consider a declaration of financial exigency.

  • Survey shows a majority of Alaskans support the Legislature's budget for UA

    July 09, 2019

    Fifty-Nine (59) percent of Alaskans who participated in a privately-funded survey said they would support their legislator in an override vote of the recent veto of the legislature’s budget for the University of Alaska. Just 16 percent say they would ask their legislator not to override the veto while the remainder were undecided.

  • UA College Savings Plan Hosts MOLLY OF DENALI World Premiere

    July 08, 2019

    On Saturday, June 22, more than 600 people attended world premiere of MOLLY OF DENALI, in Fairbanks, hosted by the UA College Savings Plan.

  • On Topic with Jim Johnsen explores Alaska Natives in culture and film

    June 22, 2019

    This week's On Topic episode's guest is Princess Daazhraii Johnson, creative producer for the new PBS KIDS show MOLLY OF DENALI. This episode explores her role in making the animated children's program a reality and discusses the representation of Alaska Native peoples and cultures in film.

  • Board of Regents authorizes contingency funding authority to UA President Jim Johnsen

    June 22, 2019

    The University of Alaska Board of Regents received a budget update today and granted UA President Jim Johnsen the authority to cover certain core university operating expenses beginning July 1 if there is no state approved budget by then.

  • UA Scholars Program celebrates 20th anniversary and Alaskan academic achievement

    June 22, 2019

    This month, the UA Scholars Program celebrated its 20th anniversary. Since the program's inception, the program has benefitted 8,900 UA Scholars, including an estimated 3,000 Scholars who were the first in their families to attend college.

  • Staff Make Students Count awardees 2019

    Board of Regents discuss budget, recognize staff and UA Scholars

    June 07, 2019

    The University of Alaska Board of Regents made use of its June meeting to review options for the university's FY20 operating budget, celebrate the 20th anniversary of the UA Scholars program and begin planning for the 2021 budget.

  • HR Redesign discussion

    HR Redesign Update

    June 07, 2019

    In this video interview, UA President Jim Johnsen and Chief Human Resources Officer Keli Hite McGee discuss the University of Alaska Human Resources redesign, what it means, and where to find more information.

  • Update on UA budget and possible impasse-related impacts

    June 05, 2019

    Message from President Johnsen to the UA community on the FY20 budget and potential impacts of ongoing budget impasse.

  • CHRO McGee provides update on compensation review

    UA Total Compensation Review is complete

    June 04, 2019

    At the direction of the UA President, UA Human Resources conducted a total compensation review to better understand our market competitiveness for salary and benefits to optimize internal equity, retention and recruitment.