Associate VP of Student & Enrollment Strategy - Saichi Oba
Phone: 907.450.8146 Fax: 907.450.8141
Student & Enrollment Strategy
University of Alaska
Fairbanks, AK 99775
Saichi T. Oba, a graduate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, became the Associate Vice President for Student and Enrollment Services in December 2005. Oba has served at all levels of Student and Enrollment Strategy starting at Eastern Oregon University as an Admissions Counselor in 1985. He arrived in Alaska in fall 1990 to work at UAF for Registrar Emeritus Ann Tremarello in the Office of Admissions and Records. Tapped to head the Office of Admissions, Saichi was appointed the Interim Director of Admissions at UAF in 1996.
Oba left Alaska and landed in Klamath Falls, Oregon as the Director of Admissions at the Oregon Institute of Technology in 1998. His return to Alaska in 2000 saw the beginning of the IT phase of his career as the Program Manager for Banner Student. Promoted to the Director of Enrollment Services in 2002 he returned to his passion: working on strategic enrollment management and helping students find success at UA.
When not working, Oba relishes time with his family. Outdoors enthusiasts, Oba and his wife Connie continue to introduce their three children, Elizabeth, Kekuewa and Lupua to the joys of hiking, camping, exploring and fishing throughout the west, literally from Alaska to Hawaii.