January 25, 2007

Regents' Board Chair Issues Statement Regarding Possible Misuse of UA Seal

For Immediate Release
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007

The University of Alaska Board of Regents takes allegations of misconduct seriously.  The federal government's criminal case against Fairbanks resident Jim Hayes, who serves on the board, is ongoing. The criminal case is not centered on the university.  However, a separate issue of possible misuse of the university's seal and the position of regent was raised by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

Board Chair Mary K. Hughes of Anchorage said, "Regents are expected to conduct themselves in an ethical manner and comply with state law as well as regents' policy.  If there is evidence that misuse has occurred, the university will take appropriate action."


For more information, call Kate Ripley at 907/450-8102.
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