April 5, 2013

UA Regents head to Sitka April 11-12, 2013

For Immediate Release
Friday, April 5, 2013

FAIRBANKS—The University of Alaska Board of Regents will meet at the University of Alaska Sitka Campus, Thursday and Friday, April 11 to 12, 2013.

The public will have two opportunities to weigh-in on university issues during pubic testimony scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 11, or at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 12. The two-day meeting will take place in room 229 of the Sitka Campus.

The agenda includes several items up for consideration by the full board, including: approval of State of Alaska Department of Transportation receipts for the Glacier Highway Improvement project; and approval of a differential tuition for the UAF School of Management.

On the consent agenda, regent committees will be reviewing several items. On the docket for consideration are formal project approvals for the University of Alaska Anchorage Health Campus Pedestrian Bridge; a project change request on UAA’s MAC Housing Renewal; a project change request for UAF’s Margaret Murie Life Sciences Research and Teaching Facility; adoption of a UAS Campus Master Plan; approval of a revision to Regents’ Policy 05.12.040 on Capital Project Development; and an audit department name change.

Regents will hear several presentations, reports and updates. Among them will be a presentation from representatives from the Sitka campus regarding the Fisheries Technology program and community and art learning opportunities offered at the campus; an update on university-wide Fisheries, Seafood, and Maritime Initiative (FSMI); and a report on progress for UA’s Strategic Direction Initiative. The board will also consider a resolution of appreciation for student Regent Mari Freitag, whose term expires May 2013.


For the full Board of Regents’ agenda, go online to www.alaska.edu/bor.

For more information, call Kate Wattum at 907/450-8102, kewattum@alaska.edu