University of Alaska president, chancellors to discuss UA Title IX agreement

CONTACT: Robbie Graham, 907-360-2416robbie.graham@alaska.edu

Today, University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen announced to employees and students that he has signed an agreement that is the culmination of a three-year federal review of Title IX practices throughout the UA system.

In May of 2014, the University of Alaska was notified that it would undergo a compliance review by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. The university’s voluntary resolution agreement with the OCR and Johnsen’s message to the university community can be accessed online at: www.alaska.edu/titleIXcompliance. Individual campus messages are also available at the links below.

Johnsen, chancellors Dana Thomas, Rick Caulfield and Tom Case, Regents Gloria O’Neill and John Davies, and experts from each university will be available to answer media questions during a press briefing at noon Alaska time (4 p.m. Eastern) at locations in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and via audioconference.

Following is information for locations in each community and how to participate via audioconference:

In Fairbanks: Chancellor’s Conference Room, third floor Signers’ Hall
In Anchorage: Administration Building Room 204
In Juneau: Chancellor’s Conference Room, Auke Lake Campus, Hendrickson Building, Room 204

Media unable to attend or from outside Alaska can dial in via audioconference. For the U.S. and Canada, the number is 866-832-7806. The PIN is 1637788. International media can dial in using the same PIN at the following number: 330-595-1371

UA: www.alaska.edu/titleIXcompliance
UAF: http://uaf.edu/chancellor
UAA: www.uaa.alaska.edu/titleIX
UAS: http://uas.alaska.edu/chancellor

UAF - Marmian Grimes, 907-474-7902mlgrimes@alaska.edu
UAA - Kristin DeSmith, 907-250-1825kadesmith@alaska.edu
UAS - Keni Campbell, 907-796-6509klcampbell4@alaska.edu

NOTE TO EDITORS: An audio recording of the press briefing, video from Johnsen’s remarks at the Juneau briefing and several related documents are available for download from http://bit.ly/ua_ocr_2017.