Interim Assoc. VC, Alaska Natives and Diversity - Jeane Breinig
UAA recently named Professor Jeane T’aaw xiwaa Breinig to the newly created positions of interim associate vice chancellor for Alaska Natives & Diversity, and advisor to the provost on Alaska Natives and diverse curriculum and research. Breinig was one of the first tenure-track Alaska Native professors hired at UAA, arriving in August 1995. The curriculum she developed helped infuse the university’s English offerings with Alaska Native literatures. Breinig also serves as associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Humanities division, and continues to teach her Alaska Native Literatures course online. In Breinig’s new role, she will continue the diversity work championed by now-retired Marva Watson, former director of the Office of Campus Diversity and Compliance; Bridget Dooley now helms that office. We spoke with Breinig about her life, her new Alaska Natives & Diversity responsibilities and challenges, and goals she is striving to attain here at UAA.