October 27, 2014

For Immediate Release
Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

UA President Pat Gamble on UAS Chancellor John Pugh’s Retirement

University of Alaska President Pat Gamble released the following statement regarding today’s retirement announcement of UAS Chancellor John Pugh (http://www.uas.alaska.edu/pr/index.html):

“John Pugh is an Alaska higher education landmark and a tireless UA leader for the Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan campuses. We will be challenged to find another chancellor with the same love for his university community of students, faculty and staff,” Gamble said.

Gamble intends to travel to Juneau in the coming weeks to discuss with Pugh and members of the UAS community the next steps in finding a successor. Gamble anticipates the collaborative process will be a smooth one. Pugh’s last day will be May 29, 2015, marking a 28-year career at UAS.


Contact: Kate Ripley, UA Public Affairs, 907-450-8102 or klripley@alaska.edu.