Chief Procurement Officer - Kara Axx
Director of Procurement and Contract Services
Procurement and Contract Services
Kara Axx was appointed the next Chief Procurement Officer for the University of Alaska
starting June 1, 2023.
Kara was a member of UA’s first Procurement Technician training program in 2013 and
now, a decade later, serves as the program’s instructor. Ms. Axx is well versed in
UA policy and has assisted with various updates to the construction procurement policies
and procedures. She possesses strong knowledge of State of Alaska procurement statute,
Board of Regents procurement policy, and a strong working knowledge of federal procurement
Kara has relevant supervisory experience managing UAF Central Receiving and Property as well as in her current role of Associate Director of Procurement and Contract Services. Kara holds certifications as a NIGP Certified Procurement Professional and Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) with the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council.
The Chief Procurement Officer has system-wide procurement responsibilities, including oversight of construction contracting, as well as supervision of the Procurement & Contract Services staff.