December 9, 2014

For Immediate Release
Dec. 9, 2014

UA Board of Regents to meet Dec. 11-12 in Anchorage

The Board of Regents will meet in the Lee Gorsuch Commons on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus December 11-12, 2014 for the final business meeting of the calendar year. Members of the public will have the opportunity to testify before the regents at approximately 8:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, and 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12.

Regents will address two new policies that affect the university community, an employee furlough policy and a systemwide smoke-free, tobacco-free policy. In addition, they will approve resolutions of appreciation for retiring Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research Dana Thomas, and outgoing regents, Timothy Brady, Fuller A. Cowell, Patricia Jacobson and Kirk Wickersham.

The agenda comprises regular university business including governance reports, updates on state and federal relations, audit reports, construction reports and project change requests, and an update on Shaping Alaska's Future Theme 2 – Productive Partnerships with Alaska's Schools – priorities and progress. New board officers also will be elected.

UAA will present information on their Business Enterprise Institute during lunch on Dec. 11 and will host an evening reception at the new Alaska Airlines Center.

The meeting will be available as a live webstream at:

Find the complete board agenda at:


For more information, contact Kristin DeSmith at 907-786-1263,