December 19, 2014

For Immediate Release
Dec. 19, 2014

UA President announces plan to conduct a national search to fill UAS Chancellor position

President Patrick K. Gamble today announced the university will conduct a national search to fill the University of Alaska Southeast chancellor’s position. Current Chancellor John Pugh will retire in May. Gamble considered input from faculty, staff, students and community members in making the decision. He noted, “We have some excellent in-state candidates who will certainly be considered in the process. I spent a couple of days meeting with various groups in Juneau, getting input on the search process and the attributes needed for the position. The important stakeholders expressed the opinion that a national search would provide an opportunity to further deepen the pool of quality applicants.”
Heading the search committee is University of Alaska Southeast Vice Chancellor of Administration Michael Ciri. The committee will include representation from the faculty, staff and administration. The job will be advertised starting in January. Applications will be accepted through February and reviewed during the first two weeks of March. Telephone and in-person finalist interviews will take place in late March and April. President Gamble will make the final decision, with plans to have a new chancellor selected by May.


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