UAA Interim Chancellor - Dr. Bruce Schultz
Dr. Bruce Schultz
UAA Interim Chancellor
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive Anchorage, Alaska 99508
University of Alaska Interim President Pat Pitney appointed Dr. Bruce Schultz to serve as University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Interim Chancellor. Schultz began in that role on January 4, 2021 succeeding outgoing chancellor Cathy Sandeen. He is expected to serve in that capacity until a permanent chancellor is named.
As interim chancellor, Schultz will work to create stability as the university adapts to a smaller operational budget resulting from the governor’s compact and the COVID environment. He will also be charged with maintaining momentum for UAA's cost reduction initiatives and setting the groundwork for improving the UAA experience for Alaska Native faculty, students and staff at UAA.
Schultz currently is UAA’s Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, but his career in
leadership roles at UAA spans nearly three decades. As Vice Chancellor, he led the
development of a culture of assessment in student affairs, created the Military and
Veterans Student Services Office, supported a multi-year transformation of UAA’s enrollment
services operations, and restructured student affairs to improve effectiveness while
addressing significant reductions in funding.
Schultz holds a bachelor's degree in International Business and German from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and a Master of Education in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Ball State University. He received his doctorate in Educational and Organizational Leadership from the University of La Verne and his doctoral dissertation was a descriptive study of freshmen adjustment to college at the University of Alaska.