Chief Human Resources Officer - Steve Patin
Prior to his appointment as the Chief Human Resources Officer, Patin was the vice president of Alaska Communications overseeing all aspects of the company’s customer service functions. He lead field operations, information technology, and the corporate program management teams. Patin joined Alaska Communications in 2011 and in his many roles at the company, he has managed its lean enterprise transformation, led field operations across Alaska and the Lower 48, and served as the company’s senior director of business transformation.
Prior to his time at Alaska Communications, Patin enjoyed a distinguished military career in the United States Army, and retired in 2011 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He served at various locations worldwide and as part of multiple contingency deployments. While at Fort Bragg, NC in the mid-1990s, Patin served as CHRO for an 850-person Battalion Task Force responsible for all personnel matters including compensation and benefits, labor relations, performance appraisals, personnel development, process improvement, and health service support and safety.
He also is no stranger to the University having served as a member of the UAA School of Nursing Community Advisory Board. He also served as professor and head of the Department of Military Science at UAF and led the expansion of the Army ROTC program at UAA in 2009. Patin has served as Deputy Chief of Staff, United States Army Alaska, as a Senior Advisor to the President of the Royal Military School, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Assistant Professor/Program Director in Leadership Studies, US Military Academy, West Point.
Patin is based in Anchorage overseeing the UA’s HR teams and all HR functions.