May 17, 2016

For Immediate Release

Johnsen announces recruitment details for UAF Interim Chancellor

FAIRBANKS -- Following last week’s announcement by University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen that he would not to fill the Chancellor position at the University of Alaska Fairbanks on a permanent basis, recruitment details for an interim chancellor have been released.

Johnsen made the decision based on the looming budget reductions from the state and the potential changes in the university’s organizational structure.

The recruitment will be limited to current or former UAF employees and the appointment will be for a minimum of one year. Details of the recruitment are outlined at Qualified individuals should send a one-page letter of interest along with a current CV to ua‑ no later than Friday, May 27. Three finalists will be selected by June 6 and posted for university and community comments prior to June 20. President Johnsen will announce his selection no later than June 30.

“As this recruitment gets underway,” he said, “I want to assure you of my commitment to UAF’s strength today and in the future. UAF figures prominently in Strategic Pathways as our lead research university and it will continue to play a major role in providing Alaskans access to the opportunities that come from higher education, preparing Alaskans for high demand jobs, continuing to lead the world in Arctic research, and contributing to the development and diversification of Alaska’s economy.”


For more information call Roberta Graham, associate vice president of public affairs and federal relations at 907-360-2416 (cell).